Something More Than Cron

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Sat Feb 13 08:40:44 MST 2010


Eric Wald wrote:
> Could these two be added by a simple wrapper around your real cron job?
> It could start by adding a single line to a log file, then steal all of
> the input and pipe it into sendmail.  Rough guideline:
> 
> echo `date -u +"%s"` "$@" >> /var/log/jobsrun.log
> ( echo "From: $0 at localhost"; \
>   echo "To: $USER at localhost";
>   echo "Subject: Job transcript for $1";
>   echo; \
>   "$@" ) |& sendmail -i $USER at localhost
> 
> Good luck.

Not a bad idea!  Thanks.

Shane



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