daily cron emails
luzar722 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 10:36:56 UTC 2015
Matthew Seaman wrote:
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.
Did "crontab -u root -e" and don't see the stuff I added being added to
Where is the crontab file additions stored / saved?
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