that ought to do the trick. many thanks for your help, matthew.
----------- On Sat, 20 Mar 2004 00:44:07 +0000 Matthew Seaman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > 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 > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"