How to stop a cron job sending email
dvalin at internode.on.net
Fri Oct 31 11:15:18 UTC 2008
On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 10:58:22AM +0000, Chris Rees wrote:
> 2008/10/31 Johann Spies <jspies at sun.ac.za>:
> > # m h dom mon dow command
> > 0-59/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/krypos
> > $ cat /usr/local/bin/krypos
> > #!/bin/sh
> > killall fetchmail &> /dev/null
> > /usr/bin/fetchmail &> /dev/null
> > I have also tried
> > 0-59/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/krypos &> /dev/null
> > But I still get the email every 5 minutes.
> > That did not happen on my old computer.
> > How do I stop this?
> The actual redirect should be 2>&1
Yes, or specify "#!/bin/bash" when using bashisms.
Alternatively, putting the line:
before any crontab actions has served me well to stop cron sending mail
in the first place, obviating the need to intercept it afterwards.
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