gary_woods

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I found an issue adding a cron job.

To run every 10 minutes starting at 5 past every hour, I want to use:

5/10 * * * *

But this gives me an error, "bad minute".

It works fine with:

*/10 * * * *

But it should be possible to choose when you want the cron to start running of the hour. Clearly a bug. Is there a fix for this? Please let me know if you need any further clarification.
 

deadlock

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Your cron job will not work as you're suggesting and it's not a bug, it's your syntax error. This will achieve what you want:

5,15,25,35,45,55 * * * *
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello,

It's not currently possible to utilize proceeding slashes to declare intervals in the user interface when adding cron jobs. Feel free to open a feature request for this at:

Submit A Feature Request

In addition, you may also find interest in the following feature request:

Cron limits

Thank you.