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From Alan Jackoway <>
Subject Re: Cron syntax
Date Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:01:50 GMT
I believe that NiFi uses the Quartz cron syntax, which is described here:

As for why, I believe it is because NiFi uses the Quartz java library to
schedule processes, so it kept with Quartz syntax rather than translating
it. I'm not sure why Quartz uses 6 instead of 5. Probably for more
precision so that you can schedule down to the second if you want to.


On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM, John Titus <>

> Just curious - why does the NiFi cron syntax differ from crontab syntax,
> in that there is a "seconds" field in NiFi cron that I don't think crontab
> uses? It always throws me that there's an extra field there.

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