How to run periodic system reports manually

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon May 30 16:00:53 UTC 2016

Andrea Venturoli <ml at> writes:

> On 05/28/16 15:59, Ernie Luzar wrote:
>> I changed the cron status and security reports to go to a file instead
>> of defaulting to emailing root. Is there a way to run them manually so I
>> can verify the files are really being created and populated correctly?
> You mean periodic(8)?

Which, not coincidentally, documents how to send the reports to a file
without changing the scripts.

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