Daily run reports
glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 16:42:45 UTC 2009
On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 4:15 PM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Oct 2009, Polytropon wrote:
>> On Wed, 7 Oct 2009 13:09:51 +0000, Glen Barber <glen.j.barber at gmail.com>
>>> You should see these lines in /etc/crontab:
>>> # Perform daily/weekly/monthly maintenance.
>>> 1 3 * * * root periodic daily
>>> 15 4 * * 6 root periodic weekly
>>> 30 5 1 * * root periodic monthly
>>> You can set the MAILTO environment variable in /etc/crontab to mail to
>>> an alternate address if needed.
>> Another way is to edit /etc/mail/aliases and forward mail
>> to root to your preferred account, e. g.
>> root: myuser
>> Note that "recompiling" sendmail's files is neccessary,
> To be more precise, rebuilding the aliases file.
>> and sendmail needs to be restarted. It is explained at the top of Makefile
>> in the /etc/mail directory. It's quite easy. :-)
> But 'newaliases' is easier yet. Is restarting sendmail after newaliases
> really necessary? I change aliases so rarely I've never really noticed.
No, you do not need to restart sendmail with newaliases(1).
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