Re: Silent Cron Jobs
On 3/26/08, Curt Howland <Howland@priss.com> wrote:
> I tried to whip up a small cron job, I put a short script
> in /etc/cron.daily thinking that this would work.
> Well, yes, it works, but I get mail sent to me by cron explaining that
> the job executed successfully.
That's odd, usually cron only sends mail if the job failed or there
was output. Is there output? Even if it's a single space or a blank
> I'd prefer not to get the mail. I don't get mail for any of the other
> jobs in cron.daily, and I don't understand enough of bash scripting
> to see how mine is different from the others.
You can always dump the output to /dev/null. In case you don't know:
| command_here >/dev/null 2>&1
This has the disadvantage that legitimate messages may be discarded. Your call.