Cron: Starting jobs on the fives

I have this cronjob which runs every ten minutes:

*/10 * * * * perl /usr/local/alex/scripts/

I want to add another job which also runs every ten minutes, but on the fives instead of the zeros. (:05, :15, :25, etc. Instead of :00, :10, :20, etc.) Anybody know how to do that?

Since I haven’t used cronjobs, I’m just posting this until someone with knowledge of this comes by…

It seems from that link that you can specify the absolute minutes at which to run the job:

5,15,25,35,45,55 * * * * perl /usr/local/alex/scripts/

See if that works.

Of course! :smack:

Not nearly as pretty, but it should work just as good. I always end up looking dumb when trying to find a complex solution to a simple problem. :cool: