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Old 04-28-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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Have the output of the file mailed to you

Hi guys,

sorry I am new to this Linux thing and I am unable to figure out how to send the output of a cronjob to me in a mail. so far my cronjob works and it sends the output to a file (which is timestamped) but when it sends me an e-mail it comes blank!

any ideas?

here is the code:

00 16 * * 1-5 bash /home/amar/ > `date +\%d_\%m_\%Y_\%H_\%M`-cron.log 2>&1 && mail -s "Backup Log for `date +\%d_\%m_\%Y_\%H_\%M`"
Old 04-28-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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(1) You are redirecting all output to date-cron.log, (2) you aren't even trying to pass text to your mail command (&& vs |).

Assuming you want just the email:
00 16 * * 1-5 bash /home/amar/ | mail -s "Backup Log for `date +\%d_\%m_\%Y_\%H_\%M`"


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