[CentOS] centos 6.3, cron and mail script output

Birta Levente blevi.linux at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 09:18:55 UTC 2012


On 23/11/2012 10:28, Banyan He wrote:
> check out the crontab file if you have these,

If it's centos 6, maybe /etc/anacrontab


>
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
> MAILTO=root ===========================> that's what you are looking for
> HOME=/
>
> # run-parts
> 01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
> 02 4 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily
> 22 4 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
> 42 4 1 * * root run-parts /etc/cron.monthly
>
> ------------
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>
> On 2012-11-23 3:52 PM, Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> I have a '/etc/cron.daily/push-to-backup' script which the content is:
>>
>>      #!/bin/bash
>>      /usr/bin/rsync [... long options line ...]
>>      echo "finished pushing to the backup"
>>
>> Launched manually, it's OK.
>>
>> Waiting for cron to execute it,
>> In the "/var/log/cron", I see the starting time and the finish time, and
>> I see it take about 10 minutes to make the job. That's very fine, it's
>> the expected executioon time
>>
>> The problem is: I get no EMail.
>> In "/etc/cron.daily/", I also have "logwatch", whose EMail comes to me
>> without problem.
>> "/etc/aliases" is already setup to forward root and cron emails to my
>> email adress.
>> Testing the MTA (Exim) on command-line: success (anyway, logwatch also
>> success on sending email)
>>
>>
>> On another centos5 machine, the same script, the mail is sent.
>>
>> On the Centos 6:
>>      $ rpm -aq | grep cron
>>      crontabs-1.10-33.el6.noarch
>>      cronie-1.4.4-7.el6.x86_64
>>      cronie-anacron-1.4.4-7.el6.x86_64
>>
>> On the Centos 5:
>>      $ rpm -aq | grep cron
>>      crontabs-1.10-8
>>      vixie-cron-4.1-81.el5
>>      anacron-2.3-45.el5.centos
>>
>>
>> How to setup the Centos6 system so that the cron sends me an email the
>> script output??
>>
>
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