Why is cron ignoring a / (forward slash) interval?

Published: 14/11/2019
Why is cron ignoring a / (forward slash) interval?
Source: UNIX.STACKEXCHANGE.COM

I want to set up a job to run every 15 minutes, starting at the 5th minute. This is my crontab line: 5/15 * * * * /root/job.sh >> /root/job.log But it only runs once an hour, on the fifth minute. I confirmed by checking /var/log/syslog. On Debian 7.8.

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