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Old 09-24-2005, 05:47 AM   #1
ozymandias
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How can I send an email to myself?


How can I send an email to he root account?

For example, I have a script which greps the login log for illegal attempts at ssh login - if I wanted to send the results of this to root@localhost, which command do I use?
I couldn't find much on this in the tutorials.. hence asking a simple question!
 
Old 09-24-2005, 02:06 PM   #2
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Use the mail command, e.g.

grep <whatever> | mail -s "My subject line" root@localhost
 
Old 09-24-2005, 02:34 PM   #3
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doh!

Thanks - I'd looked at the man mail page but couldn't figure out how to automate the message contents... simple when you know how!
 
  


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