On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 12:39:42AM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote: > On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 06:58:23PM -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > because i'm only running a desktop and sylpheed has it's own mail transport > > system, i shut down sendmail. however, since making this change, i've > > noticed that the root account is no longer receiving the daily > > accounting digest. > > > > i've had a look at the 310.accounting file in periodic, but am not sure > > what to change to get the accounting back. is sendmail an absolute > > requirement for this service or is there some other way one of you might > > now about? > > Try looking at /etc/defaults/periodic.conf instead -- it's a lot > clearer in there how to make the daily/weekly/monthly jobs write their > output to a log file rather than in an e-mail. > > Nb. Don't edit /etc/defaults/periodic.conf -- just create > /etc/periodic.conf and put in there the settings you wish to override.
Bah! I'll forget me own head next. I meant to say that if you set the output to log files like so: daily_output="/var/log/daily.log" weekly_output="/var/log/weekly.log" monthly_output="/var/log/monthly.log" then the default /etc/newsyslog.conf is already setup to cycle those logfiles neatly. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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