periodic issue, email

Jason jhelfman at
Thu Aug 5 17:01:52 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 05:30:31PM +0100, RW thus spake:
>On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:10:53 -0700
>Jason <jhelfman at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to get periodic to not send mail to root, and only log,
>> but have been unsuccessful thus far.
>> Here are the contents of my /etc/periodic.conf file (0644, root,
>> wheel):
>> daily_output="/var/log/daily.log"
>> weekly_output="/var/log/weekly.log"
>> monthly_output="//var/log/monthly.log"
>Is it perhaps the security log that you are seeing? You are missing:
That was it! Thank you. 

I really didn't even think to look at that, because the security isn't
enabled in crontab. But I suppose, it had to do with it being noted in


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