On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM, krad <kra...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > >> On Sat, 24 Oct 2009 01:08:21 -0600 >> Kelly Martin <kellymar...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> > Greetings, here's a simple question for the FreeBSD gurus out there. I >> > have several servers running cron scripts daily for me, and they all >> > send me e-mail with their output. Regardless of which server it is, >> > each of these e-mails have the From: address looking exactly the same. >> > They all say they are from the "Cron Daemon". Fine, but I'd like to >> > know more clearly which server the cron output is from. >> > >> > How can I change the From: address of these emails to "Myserver Cron >> > Daemon" instead? I know cron runs as the user, so it's not immediately >> > obvious to me how to change the From: field. Already the subject line >> > says something like "Cron <r...@myserver> ..." but this doesn't stand >> > out enough for my tired eyes. > > The simplist way to do it is get you scripts to print out a to, from and > subject line at the top of their output containing the information you want. > eg > > To: y...@mailbox.com > From: scriptn...@hostname.com > Subject: scriptname, hostname > > other script output > > > Then in the cron pipe the output into sendmail with the t flag > > eg > > 1 1 * * * somescript 2>&1 | /usr/sbin/sendmail -t > > you will then get the loverly named emails
That is very cool, thank-you! It works beautifully. And as a bonus I've learned something new about how to e-mail the output from my scripts, which can be useful for all sorts of things. Kelly _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"