Handling of daily and weekly mails

Jonathan McKeown jonathan+freebsd-questions at hst.org.za
Thu Jul 31 07:10:43 UTC 2008

On Thursday 31 July 2008 09:03, Maximillian Dornseif wrote:
> I administer about a dozen FreeBSD Servers. This results in me getting
> about 100 mails a week from the PERIODIC(8) scripts.  Obviously this is to
> much to read with care.
> I wonder what the canonical approach is to handling hundreds of status
> mails like the ons generated by periodic.

Depends how much you want to read them.

man periodic.conf

You can have the results put in a log file rather than emailed to you, if you 
prefer. You can also control the verbosity of the reports, so if you're very 
interested in some stats and not at all in others, you can suppress the 
boring ones.


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