[Nelug] Cron results
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Fri Sep 19 14:47:00 UTC 2003
Quoting Andrew Hatch <andrew.hatch at bluespace.com>:
> The next step is that I'd like the script to execute
> at a specified time (e.g. 10pm) and for the STDOUT of the script to be
> e-mailed on completion of the script. If anyone has any hints or tips,
> I'd appreciate it.
Then, as your subject line seems to indicate, you should be using cron.
man cron. man crontab. man 5 crontab. It's all in there.
Any output of a cron'ed command will automatically be emailed to the user
account that the crontab belongs to. To mail it to someone else you should
pipe the command into mail/mailx/qmail-inject/whatever and have that mail
the output. Normally it's just something like mail user at domain.name.com
with the -s switch being used to specify a subject.
Sean Kelly <lists at shortestpath.org>
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