Software to SEND log files only?

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Wed Sep 22 01:23:30 UTC 2010

> Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:56:13 -0700
> From: Ed Flecko <edflecko at>
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Software to SEND log files only?
> According to the FreeBSD website
> (, the easiest
> way to send mail only is to install the mail/ssmtp port.
> Does anyone have an example of a script or other method (maybe a cron
> script?) that would e-mail my log files to me daily?

   'mailing a file' is as simple as "mail -s {subject} {addressee} <file"

   multiple files:  "cat file1 file3 file2 |mail {adressee}"

   the FM will provide other swiches that may be useful.

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