Mail from cron jobs - summary

From: Ralph Wolman (
Date: Thu Sep 09 1993 - 14:08:24 CDT

Hi All,

Many thanks to those who replied to my earlier post on this
subject. In summary:

1. cron mails the results of its jobs to the crontab owner.
2. to prevent the cron job from mailing its results, simply
    output the job to /dev/null. In my case, it was a matter
    of changing the job from:

    20,50 * 1-31 * 0-6 /usr/lib/news/nntpsend.csh


    20,50 * 1-31 * 0-6 /usr/lib/news/nntpsend.csh >/dev/null 2>&1

    as was pointed out by a number of people.

Thanks again for the quick *and* accurate responses. The net comes
through again!

Ralph Wolman
Netrix Corporation

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