How do I email a cron job?
You can use the MAILTO option in crontab to define your email address and receive all output and errors in all crons running. cron looks for MAILTO feature to decide where it should send cron logs. it send is to root by default if the crons are running with root.
What email does cron use?
Yep, it’s sendmail.
How do I stop a cron email from sending?
Setting the MAILTO variable Changing the MAILTO variable to blank will disable all emails from the cron daemon. We do this by editing the /etc/crontab file and reset the MAILTO variable. This will disable all the cron daemon emails.
Where do cron emails go?
These lines will tell you what temporary files the process output is going into before it is sent by mail. Typically, for at , the file is located under /var/spool/cron/atjobs/ . Finally, display that file and you will find your process’ (current) output. the files under 1u and 2u are of type UNIX .
How do I email a shell script output?
Run `mail’ command by ‘-s’ option with email subject and the recipient email address like the following command. It will ask for Cc: address. If you don’t want to use Cc: field then keep it blank and press enter. Type the message body and press Ctrl+D to send the email.
How do I stop cron daemon?
Commands for Ubuntu/Mint/Debian based Linux distro
- To stop the cron service, use: /etc/init.d/cron stop.
- OR sudo /etc/init.d/cron stop.
- OR sudo service cron stop.
How do you test a cron job?
How to test a Cron Job? Open the Corntab – Its an online tool that will help you to Check the Cron time. You can enter the cron time and it will tell you when this cron will trigger. Note down the time and verify if its correct one.
Where does the output of cron jobs go?
Like most daemons running on our system, the cron daemon logs its output somewhere under /var/log.
What happens if a cron job fails?
If your cronjob fails you will receive a mail stating the reason of failure. This is one of the best way to detect the error in setting a cron job. According to this answer one can get errors of a cronjob in a log file using redirection.