[SATLUG] Cron Emails

Michael Rice michael at michaelrice.org
Mon Mar 9 15:39:55 CDT 2009

That works fine thanks.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 1:14 PM, John D Choate <jdchoate at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On Monday 09 March 2009 09:05:44 Michael Rice wrote:
> > Hey group. I am wanting to know if its possible to set the MAILTO on a
> per
> > cron basis. I have some Cron jobs that need to go to our Sysadmin, and
> > others that need to go to Accounting and a few that need to go to
> > developers. Would I just need to export MAILTO before each job runs or is
> > there more to it than that?
> Not sure if this will help or not. I use webmin to administer a server and
> have used it to create several cron jobs with the option to send an email
> for each job.
> You may be able to manually edit your cron jobs in /var/spool/cron as root.
> The cron jobs will be listed in files named for the user who runs the jobs.
> In the following examples, I have 2 cron jobs, the first of which runs a
> script every 5 minutes to pipe various commands through cat to create a text
> file... the second job mails that text file to a user every 4 hours. BUT, on
> the second job, piping cat to mail to the user is part of the command I
> assigned as a cron job.
> 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * sh
> /home/username/Documents/uptime.sh   #Write system uptime to text and html
> 0 1,5,9,13,17,21 * * * cat /var/www/html/uptime.txt | mail
> username at domain.com    #Mail uptime.txt to username
> I have other cron jobs which send results through email, but the mail
> command was not part of the command issued, rather it was defined by webmin
> when I set up the jobs. I cannot find where cron has saved that mail info
> for those jobs.
> John C.
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