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Old 08-26-2004, 07:37 AM   #1
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Login Alert Mails Problem

I am facing a problem in REDHAT LINUX .
there are six cronjobs running for every ten minites .for Every cronjob running, the system is giving alert mail .the mail contents are as given

from root Thu aug 26 06:32:02

from : root@aptnlr2> /backup/snip

to : root @ aptnlr2

sub : cron <root @ aptnlr2 > /backup/snip

x-cron-env:<PATH =/usr/bin: /bin>
x-cron-env:<logname root>

with the above it is giving the subject with full description.

Now I don't want to get that alert mails , whenever we login as root or any user.
for this I studied /etc/aliases file that it has given , we can divert the mail to some other user. but I want to suppress it. with this effect
/var/log/cron also increasing.

please give me reply how to stop.

Old 08-26-2004, 04:25 PM   #2
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At the end of every command in /etc/crontab add '>>/dev/null' (redirect to /dev/null). It should stop cron from sending mail.
Old 08-28-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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Thanks , the problem was solved.
Thank you very much.


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