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Old 04-08-2001, 11:43 PM   #1
aethereal
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Hi!

I'm using bash, and I simply want to use the "at" command to schedule a very simple job for a particular time.

The problem I'm coming across is that bash automatically sends the standard output (and error output) to the user via sendmail. Unfortunately, I don't have sendmail setup on my machine (and several people have told me not to use sendmail, since it sucks). Consequently, I do not receive any notification of what the my simple job has done.

Does anybody have any good workaround ideas for this?

[Why couldn't bash do what several of the other major shells do and allow the user to specify the mode of notification (e.g., NOT via sendmail).]

[Edit: I just tried changing my shell to tcsh, and the effect seems to be the same. So, this instead appears to be a Linux issue rather than a bash issue.]

I'm probably overlooking something obvious, but this is my present take on things....

Thanks,
Ben

[Edited by aethereal on 04-08-2001 at 11:57 PM]
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:42 PM   #2
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Is this post still open?

You should be able to redirect the output in the usual way:

program > output

To send standard error messages to the same file :

program > output 2>&1

To run this from at:

at -t 02012100 `program > output 2>&1`
 
Old 02-01-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
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wow, that's nearly 4 years old... i think it's safe to say it's NOT open..... kind as it is to reply, i really don't there's there's much benefit! how on earth did you find this thread??
 
Old 02-02-2005, 01:32 AM   #4
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I listed all threads with 0 replies and went to the last page.

There are thousands of pages of unanswered posts!

Thought I'd reply to a couple

Bucket and the sea analogy...
 
  


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