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Re: [opensuse] How do I get system mail?
  • From: Bob Williams <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 17:09:27 +0000
  • Message-id: <201001011709.27174.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 01 Jan 2010 16:41:12 Carlos E. R. wrote:
On Friday, 2010-01-01 at 15:59 -0000, Bob Williams wrote:
On Friday 01 Jan 2010 14:17:31 Carlos E. R. wrote:

barrowhillfarm:~ # crontab -u root -l
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall.
# (/tmp/crontab.XXXXZ5pVMa installed on Sun Nov 22 19:05:53 2009)
# (Cron version V5.0 -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.12 2004/01/23 18:56:42 vixie
Exp $) * * * * * echo test

This looks like the villain. But surely, it has to run to check whether
there are any pending cron jobs? Interestingly, the above "crontab -u
root -l" command doesn't list the rsnapshot jobs that are run as user
root :~(

No, that job does nothing, but oputput "test" to the mail subsystem, ie,
mailing one email per minute with the line "test" in it.

Yes, that's the culprit.

Being root, run "crontab -e", and remove the line.

Fantastic! That's done it! And I've learnt a lot along the way. Many thanks.

Bob
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