How to stop a cron job sending email

Johann Spies jspies at
Fri Oct 31 12:07:56 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 10:58:59AM +0000, Chris Rees wrote:

> > The actual redirect should be 2>&1

>From 'man bash' 

 Redirecting Standard Output and Standard Error

       Bash allows both the standard output (file descriptor 1) and
       the standard error output (file descriptor 2) to be redirected
       to the file whose name is the expansion of word with this construct.

       There are two formats for redirecting standard output and
       standard error:


       Of the two forms, the first is preferred.  This is semantically
       equivalent to

              >word 2>&1


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