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Re: [SLE] cron email
  • From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <>
  • Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 21:49:38 +0000
  • Message-id: <20040510214938.bkg800gko48goscw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

you don't need to run fetchmail via cron. You can run fetchmail in daemon mode.
You should have a script to run fetchmail in /etc/init.d - mine includes the
following line for starting the service:

startproc $FETCHMAIL_BIN -d 600 -a -f /etc/fetchmailrc -L /var/log/fetchmail

The -d 600 option makes it run in daemon mode, checking mail every 600 seconds -
10 minutes.

Quoting Jim Sabatke <jsabatke@xxxxxxxxxx>:

Is there anyway to suppress cron emails on successful
running of a program. I'm using cron to check my email via
fetchmail, and it emails me every 5 minutes. I want
fetchmail to check, even when I'm not logged in, so I'm
using cron.

Jim Sabatke
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and good with ketchup.

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Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
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