I think I already know the answer because I can't find any information on it .... but ...

Is there a way to setup cron to start at a specific minute and then continue at a given interval but use a shortcut method. Example the long way:

2,7,12,17,22,27,32,37,42,47,52,57 * * * * /bin/somecmd

So what I want is to begin at minute 2 and run each 5 afterwards, but use a shortcut like:

*/2:5 (pseudo syntax here, just to present the idea).

If this does not exist, do you think the big vendors would consider a change to cron like this?