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I have a cron job scheduled to run every Thursday at 6am via the following schedule:

0 6 * * 4

It's been running as expected, but on Tues, September 30th it ran (unexpectedly) and again on Thursday, October 2nd (as expected). Are there any "gotchas" with running jobs using the day-of-week schedule that I should be aware of? Is this just an anomoly due to something else unknown on my end?

  • Did you check if are present in /etc/cron.monthly scripts that do extra run of your job? – Lety Oct 6 '14 at 22:00
  • I'm unable to check that file at my host (Pantheon), but I've opened a ticket with them to see if something else is possible. Thus far they say nay. – Charlie Schliesser Oct 6 '14 at 22:25

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