daily cron emails
matthew at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 19 20:43:53 UTC 2015
On 19/06/2015 21:06, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> I added this line to /etc/crontab on a Tuesday
> 15 1 * * * root sa-update && service sa-spamd restart
> and got the normal daily 2 security emails. But with the weekly security
> emails I also got a separate email about the new command I added. From
> that point on, I am also getting that email on a daily bases.
> Is this normal behavior?
Yeah. You're not meant to futz with /etc/crontab. Instead, as root run:
crontab -u root -e
and then enter the line:
15 1 * * * sa-update && service sa-spamd restart
(note: no 'root' as the 6th field).
Or you could just install the mail/sa-utils port which gets you a
periodic job to run sa-update along with all the other periodic stuff.
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