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Old 06-18-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
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Email question

Few question regarding email. I am getting output from my crontab jobs which I want, however whenever these messages are generated, they are scrolled/outputted to any open xterm window on my desktop. Is there a way to disable the auto display of these messages.

Old 06-18-2003, 12:48 PM   #2
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Yes just add:
2>&1 > /var/log/my_log_file.log

To the end of the job line in the crontab. This redirects errors and output to a log file.
Old 06-18-2003, 08:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the comment, but I forgot to add that ALL recieved email is outputted to the open xterm windows when it arrives (not just the cron job/log results).



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