Saturday, August 7, 2010

How to stop crontab writing to var/spool/mail/root file

My crontab is writing to /var/spool/mail/root file... Is there anyway I can stop this? The crontab is running every minute and it would fill the mail pretty quickly.




Can i see the crontab rule ?? you must of put to sent email to root
If use the crontab rule like in below example, it will not send any email

*/5 17,18 * * 1-5 / >/dev/null 2>&1


At the top of your crontab file just add:
This will disable mail sending by crond.


Recommended Solution:

Try to set that in the script itself rather than the whole crontab file

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