In the last episode (Aug 23), Lisa Casey said: > This ought to be a fairly simple question, but I've googled and can't > really find the answer. > > I'ld like to have the reports from the system cron jobs (daily run > output, security run output, weekly run output and monthly run > output) sent to an e-mail address other than root, but I want all the > "postmaster" stuff (mailer-daemon emails, etc.) to continue going to > root (so I don't particularly want to just forward root's mail > somewhere using the aliases file).
The periodic scripts generate their own emails, so setting MAILTO= in crontab (or manually piping the output to sendmail as you did) won't do anything. They default to the "root" email address, but you can change it by editing /etc/periodic.conf and adding lines like daily_output="[EMAIL PROTECTED]" . Use /etc/defaults/periodic.conf as a references. This feature is documented in the periodic(8) manpage, but all the examples log to files, so it's easy to miss that fact that you can also use email addresses. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"