RTFM is not the best answer …
man crontab SunOS 5.10 Last change: 10 Nov 2005 User Commands crontab(1) A crontab file consists of lines of six fields each. The fields are separated by spaces or tabs. The first five are integer patterns that specify the following: minute (0-59), hour (0-23), day of the month (1-31), month of the year (1-12), day of the week (0-6 with 0=Sunday).
so far so good. But read this
Each of these patterns can be either an asterisk (meaning all legal values) or a list of elements separated by commas. An element is either a number or two numbers separated by a minus sign (meaning an inclusive range). Time specified here is interpreted in the timezone of the cron(1M) daemon, which is set system-wide in /etc/default/init. Entries do not use the invoking user's timezone. The specification of days can be made by two fields (day of the month and day of the week). Both are adhered to if specified as a list of ele- ments. See .
Let’s imagine you want to run a job today, Thursday May 15, 2008 at 2:15pm
15 14 15 05 4 /tmp/run-my-job
The job will be run Today at 2:15, next year Friday May 15, 2009 at 2:15pm and next week Thursday May 22, 2008 at 2:15pm…
The correct method is to use
15 14 15 05 * /tmp/run-my-job
Specifying both day of week and day of month is not what I expectedGoogle+