[CentOS] mutt execution by daemon

Dave tdbtdb+centos at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 06:24:09 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM, Joseph L. Casale
<jcasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:
> I have a user w/o a shell that runs an app as a daemon that needs to use
> mutt to email an attachment from a script.
> During testing when the app was ran as root everything worked:) Now that
> we obviously are running as a user w/o a shell this little bit broke. I
> used mutt as I needed to send the attachment as mime, and the ability
> to specify a muttrc from the cli when executed was useful so we could tweak
> the mail headers etc...

Hmmm.. I call mutt from scripts called by cron all the time, can't see
why this is much different. Well, okay, cron uses the same user, so it
has a shell.

You could specify the muttrc file using the -F switch, maybe that will
solve yer problem? Or are you saying that is what you're doing but it
bombs? How about telling us the command/script and the error output?

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