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Bug#4672: no crontab entry for calendar -a

On Wed, 2 Oct 1996, Sven Rudolph wrote:

> Package: bsdmainutils
> Version: 3.1-0
> Info from the manual page:
>      Calendar checks the current directory for a file named calendar and dis­
>      plays lines that begin with either today's date or tomorrow's.  On Fri­
>      days, events on Friday through Monday are displayed.
>      The following options are available:
>      -a      Process the ``calendar'' files of all users and mail the results
>              to them.  This requires super-user privileges.
> On BSD system 'calendar -a' runs every night by default.
> So I suggest to add a /etc/cron.daily/calendar that calls 'calendar
> -a' every night.

I think this is a good idea too.

On the otherhand, I don't want bsdmainutils to require an MTU to be
installed: not everyone has one.

Can anyone think up a good way of dynamically testing for a usable
mail system (eg, /usr/lib/sendmail being executable?)


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