Sending Mail via cron every hour without user input.
I am running linux (mandrake) and need to setup a script to send a test email every hour using cron. Cron is not my problem, the mail command is. I tried this:
mail "firstname.lastname@example.org" -s "test email"
at this point I want "`date`" to be the body of the email and then send. But I can't get it to without manually doing `date` and the "Enter" and the "Control-D" and then go through the "Cc" of which I don't even want.
I am sure this is fairly simple but I am new to Linux and not up to speed on all the command switches, etc.
Thanks for any help.