portsnap question

Norberto Meijome freebsd at meijome.net
Fri Apr 14 13:27:51 UTC 2006

On Fri, 14 Apr 2006 08:54:45 -0400
Adam Stroud <adam at thegeeklord.com> wrote:

> 0 3 * * * root portsnap -I cron update && pkg_version -vIL="
> My question is what part of that crontab entry sends an email?  Is it a 
> function of cron, because I didnt see any reference to an email getting 
> sent in the portsnap or pkg_version man page.

Cron will send the output of the command via email to the owner of the crontab.
If it's the system crontab (/etc/crontab), you need to set it in /etc/crontab
by defining the MAILTO variable.

man 5 crontab


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