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Cron Deamon reports

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by check.nl, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. check.nl

    check.nl Guest

    Hi there,

    We are using curl -s to execute some cronjobs on our server.
    Now every execution(hourly) generates an e-mail that has to be send.

    Does anyone now how to disable the reporting. I don't want an e-mail for everytime a cronjob is exceuted.
    I believe there is an option you can add to the command line so the mails will not be sent.

    Please be so kind to inform me if anyone knows how to do this.

    Kind regards,

    Coen Heck
  2. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

    Put the following on the end of the cronjob line:
    So a line may look like:
    0     22     *     *     *     /usr/bin/rkhunter  --update  >/dev/null  2>&1
  3. CoKo

    CoKo Guest

    The email is generated always, when a script running by cron produces output.

    If you think you don't need the output, add the following at the end of your command line, separated by a space:


    To suppress only standard message

    >/dev/null 2>&1

    To suppress standard output AND error messages (not recommended)
  4. check.nl

    check.nl Guest

    Format of /dev/null command

    Thanks for the replies.

    I have tried the following two lines but as far as I can see they both don't work.
    I keep getting Cron Daemon reports.

    curl -s /dev/null http://www.mydomain.nl/beheer/cron_bounce.php

    curl -s http://www.mydomain.nl/beheer/cron_bounce.php /dev/null

    Can someone see if I'm doing anything wrong?
    We are using a Plesk 7.5 controlled server and these commands are entered in the corntab of the concerning domain name.


  5. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    Did you read the example cron which was posted earlier??

    You HAVE to have the ">" character. Please see the example ShadowMan posted above.