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Re: Cron message puzzle - SOLVED - sort of!

On Sunday 28 January 2007 23:19, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 26Jan2007 19:25, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> | Unfortunately that has only partially solved the problem.  I'm now
> | getting logwatch messages, but no cron ones.  There is a small backup job
> | due to run twice daily, and I haven't seen any message for it yet.  The
> | job clearly ran this afternoon, as I can see files on the backup drive
> | that were not created until this morning.
> Are they being delivered to the machine itself instead? I have noticed that
> some jobs deliver to root localhost or some icky variant like that, and
> some do not. Annoying.
Light has suddenly dawned!  The messages are arriving in David's mailbox - 
which he hasn't been checking :-)  Looking back, these cron messages are 
always sent to the owner of the job - logical.  There are two ways that I can 
deal with this.  I can use kmail filters to redirect the message I think, or 
I can run the job as root, in which case the message will come to me.

I'll try the redirect first.  If there are any problems, I'll go for the 


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