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:
> then the default /etc/newsyslog.conf is already setup to cycle those
> logfiles neatly.
> Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
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