scripting question

jan gestre at
Mon Oct 2 17:49:53 PDT 2006

i made a script and put on root's crontab, however it's not doing or showing
the output that is forwarded to my email address correctly therefore i'm not
sure if it is working or not. below is what the script look like:

# cvsrun - Weekly CVSup Run

echo "Subject: `hostname` weekly cvsup run"
/usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 2 /root/ports-supfile
echo ""
/usr/local/bin/portmanager -s | grep OLD
echo ""
echo "cvsrun done."


i would like the output of this command

/usr/local/bin/portmanager -s | grep OLD

to show in my mail where i forwarded it. below is the cronjob.

30 8 * * * root /usr/local/bin/cvsrun | mail -s "Daily cvsup run and
portmanager" user1

can someone help me to correct this script, to show the output that i want.


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