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Old 02-02-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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Suppress mail notification of cron event?

Hi all, I've got a cron event running every minute to have smail check mail on our Exchange server. The line that runs the event is:


This produces the following mail message:

From Tue Jan 27 10:26:02 2004
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 10:26:02 +0100 (CET)
From: (Cron Daemon)
Subject: Cron <root@foo> /opt/otrs/bin/./
X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>

No messages (domain_name\otrs/foo@
Connection to closed.

The problem is that every time the command runs, it produces a mail message, leaving me with 8500 emails after a four day weekend, and I usually just delete them from smail manually:

"/var/mail/root": 8616 messages 12 new 8616 unread
>N8605 Mon Feb 2 09:45 20/605 Cron <root@foo> /opt/
N8606 Mon Feb 2 09:46 20/605 Cron <root@foo>

Is there a switch I can add to the end of the command to suppress the emails from being generated?

Old 02-02-2004, 12:30 PM   #2
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Putting MAILTO="" at the top of the crontab normally suppresses output. But may be you don't want that. It's probably better just to redirect output to dev/null thus:

/opt/otrs/bin/./ > /dev/null
Old 02-02-2004, 12:37 PM   #3
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Cool thanks! works fine

Redirecting output > /dev/null works fine, thanks for your help!


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