Re: [htdig] Logging htdig


Subject: Re: [htdig] Logging htdig
From: Torsten Neuer (tneuer@inwise.de)
Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 07:29:40 PDT


Abdul Jabbar wrote:
>
> Hi everyone
>
> i hope someone can help me. I am currentley running Htdig which indexes a
> couple of sites on the first day of every month via crontab ( i run it with
> the -a option so people can still use the search). What i would also like to
> do is for htdig to pump out a logged file telling me that it has finished
> indexing the sites is there anyway this can be done after htdig has been
> executed by the crontab?.

According to crontab(5):
...
       In addition to LOGNAME, HOME, and SHELL, cron(8) will look
       at MAILTO if it has any reason to send mail as a result of
       running commands in ``this'' crontab. If MAILTO is
       defined (and non-empty), mail is sent to the user so
       named. If MAILTO is defined but empty (MAILTO=""), no
       mail will be sent. Otherwise mail is sent to the owner of
       the crontab. This option is useful if you decide on
       /bin/mail instead of /usr/lib/sendmail as your mailer when
       you install cron -- /bin/mail doesn't do aliasing, and
       UUCP usually doesn't read its mail.
...

Which should just do what you want ;-)

cheers,

  Torsten

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