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Re: cron & exim message in logs

On Thu, May 04, 2000 at 09:59:36PM -0500, Dave Sherohman wrote:
>  Shane   said:
> > Check the "/etc/cron.d/exim" file.  You can
> > comment it out.
> OK...  That looks like it would stop exim from running the queue every
> however often.  My understanding of the original question, though (as well as
> something I've been wondering), is:
> How do I get exim to stop _logging_ every time it runs the queue?  Running
> the queue is a Good Thing, but logs filled with repeated
> May  4 21:53:02 pchan /USR/SBIN/CRON[1773]: (mail) CMD (  if [ -x
> /usr/sbin/exim -a -f /etc/exim.conf ]; then /usr/sbin/exim -q >/dev/null
> 2>&1; fi)
> messages can be annoying.

cron is logging those messages, not exim (you can tell because the
field directly after the hostname is /USR/SBIN/CRON ...)

edit /etc/syslog.conf and change the line

  *.*;auth,authpriv.none          -/var/log/syslog


  *.*;auth,authpriv,cron.none     -/var/log/syslog

Uncomment the cron.log line if you still want cron to log somewhere.


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