Managing cron and similar E-Mails from headless systems
cl at isbd.net
Fri Feb 17 12:38:32 UTC 2017
On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 06:24:10AM -0600, W Scott Lockwood III wrote:
> On Feb 17, 2017 06:14, "Chris Green" <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> No use, I want an *ordinary* cron job to identify itself.
> E.g. I have backup jobs running on one of my headless computers with
> cron entries like:-
> 20 1 * * * rsync -a --exclude '*.pyc' /home/chris/
> When something goes wrong I want to be able to identify where the
> from cron came from.
> Wrap that cron in a script. Have the script echo the identifier of your
> choice before it does anything else.
> echo "This cron is running on Fred, the RPI system providing DNS and
> DHCP. It lives under your couch."
> Or something similar.
I suppose one could do that, but I don't want E-Mails *except* when
there's an error which would make the wrapper script rather
Surely this is a fairly common problem and there must be a reasonably
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