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I recently put a script in there and now cron spams me every hour with reports I don't want and I don't need (it's simply setting time against a server so I notice as soon as it's off ). I went into /etc/crontab and deleted the --report from the line for cron.hourly. This didn't stop it though.
As I've said before, the output from cron gets mailed to the owner of the
process, or the person specified in the MAILTO variable, but what if you
don't want that? If you want to mail the output to someone else, you can
just pipe the output to the command mail.
cmd | mail -s "Subject of mail" user
If you wish to mail the output to someone not located on the machine, in the
above example, substitute user for the email address of the person who
wishes to receive the output.
If you have a command that is run often, and you don't want to be emailed
the output every time, you can redirect the output to a log file (or
/dev/null, if you really don't want the output).
cmd >> log.file
Where would I change those things or how do I shut cron up or make it write to a log file. Which file do I have to edit to do these things as I can't figure out from this text where to do that.