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Converts crontab expressions to human-readable descriptions.

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Converts crontab expressions to human-readable descriptions.


Use pip:

pip install pretty-cron

Tested on Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, and PyPy (Python 2).



Converts the given string cron expression into a pretty, human-readable, English description of what it means. If the string is not a valid cron expression, or it includes features not currently supported, it is returned as-is.

For example:

>>> import pretty_cron
>>> pretty_cron.prettify_cron("0 * * * *")
"At 0 minutes past every hour of every day"
>>> pretty_cron.prettify_cron("0 0 1 1 *")
"At 00:00 on the 1st of January"
>>> pretty_cron.prettify_cron("12 15 * 1 *")
"At 15:12 every day in January"
>>> pretty_cron.prettify_cron("lalala")  # Not a cron expression


Pending Release

  • New release notes here

1.0.2 (2016-05-03)

  • Now supports expressions with multiple weekdays and ordinal days - thanks @jbondia.

1.0.1 (2016-02-09)

  • Now interprets day 7 as Sunday as well as 0, like Linux crontab parsers - thanks @vetyy.
  • Now supports expressions with multiple months separated by commas - thanks @MerreM.

1.0.0 (2015-07-28)

  • First release on PyPI, featuring prettify_cron function.

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