Re: crons scripts should report status info in the mail
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Karl M. Hegbloom <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Since the output from cron jobs is mailed anyhow, as it should be, I
> think that all cron scripts should report in as they are run, and
> that this should be made a standard. Here's why.
If you've ever administered over 100 machines, getting cron output
mailed to root for anything and everthing gets really old fast. Most
people use procmail (or some other filter) to make it manageable, but
at that point, why not just log it?
Only errors (as opposed to spurious stdout and stderr messages) should
be reported in the mail.
It might also pay to offer a "log errors instead of mailing them"
option (plus a few corollary options) for the base-system root cron
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