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Old 02-20-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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Cron emails


I've researching online and I haven't found anything relevant about changing the default subject line that crond sends out for errors.

Does anyone know if its even possible to customize cron subject lines on emails?

Orignal: Crom<user@server>/home/user/nameofscript.sh

Customize line: nameofscript has failed?
 
Old 02-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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As far as I know, the way cron determines the subject is hardcoded in the cron source code. Anyway, you can force the cron job to send a custom e-mail instead of the default one, redirecting the standard error to the standard output and piping the result of the job to the mail command using a custom subject. For example:
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0 6 * * * /home/user/nameofscript.sh 2>&1 | mail -s "nameofscript.sh has failed" user
 
  


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