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Re: Cron message puzzle - SOLVED - sort of!



On Wednesday 31 January 2007 11:50, Mark Knoop wrote:
> On 31/01/07, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Or tell cron to send the mail to you. As the first line in whosoever's
> crontab:
>
Even better, thanks

Anne

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