Ubuntu Servers :: Cron Sending Email From Address / Change The Default Domain Name For Cron?

Apr 29, 2011

Can anyone tell me how i change the default domain name for cron?everything i cron runs it emails from and to user@com.com

this leaves me with a massive list of failed mails in postfix.i have mailto on my main crontab but i cant do it on all of them.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Sendmail Goes To Wrong Address When Triggerd By Cron?

Mar 17, 2010

I wrote/cobbled-together this nifty sendmail script to read some logs and take some disk stats. basically i'm reporting on rsnapshot. When I run it as

sudo /etc/rsnapshot/mailSta.sh
Everything works wonderful and the emails arrive as expected and fires off an email to two accounts at a remote server

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May 28, 2010

Using CentOS. I have a cron setup to run this command: Code: /var/test.sh | mail -s "Test Cron" mr182@somewhere.com The email is sent but the output of the script is not in the email body, it's just blank. I know there is some output because there are some echo statements in the script.I don't want to get an email for all cronjobs, just this one.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Buying Domain / Hosting Web Server / All Domain Registers Come With Email Or Just Email Forwarding?

Mar 29, 2010

I am thinking about buying a domain name and hosting my web server.

I have seen pricing from $8 to $30 a year. Any favorites from fellow ubunters? Also this whole "whois" thing scares me, if I am correct my information I enter when buying the domain is enter into some big pool of information. People can find this information out and dig up important information. url Can I prevent this with private Whois or how do I set it up? This website examples some of my fears with this whole WhoIs thing, url whois/Private-Whois.html Does most/all domain registers come with email or just email forwarding or both? How does that work? At this moment, my only question about Web Hosting is how do I get Website Statistics as in: Stats, web analytics, web traffic stats and more? I will be web hosting through Ubuntu 9.10 gnome.

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Jun 13, 2011

i want to recieve mails to my emial id for the cron jobs i have assigned in linux command line..

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Feb 25, 2010

It seems that cron is not upgrading my Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server, no GUI installed. I changed /etc/crontab and watched apt running:


ps -A | grep apt

showed it for a long time,


sudo tcpdump tcp

showed communication with canonical sites,




did not show any apt using CPU


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Sep 19, 2010

I put in my cron entries to run my backup script which rsyncs my data to my 2nd drive, however on a hunch I checked my backup drive which mounts automatically via fstab and I realize it had not ran in a while. I checked cron and there were no entries for it. I got to wondering if I should ever be worried about a cron update coming down and over-writing my existing cron file with the backup entries in it to run.

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Fedora :: No Output From Cron Jobs In /etc/cron.daily

Jan 29, 2011

I have added some executable scripts to /etc/cron.daily but don't get the stdout/stderr output from them as mail (or anywhere else I have found). At least one of them is running (because I can see that it has added a file to the disk).

The peculiar thing is that I do get the output from /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch (part of the logwatch package) as an email each day.

The MAILTO line in /etc/crontab is "MAILTO=root" (unchanged from default). Same for /etc/anacrontab.

I do have an alias at the end of /etc/aliases which redirects root's mail to my own account, but this alias works fine for mail I send manually. (It also appears to work fine for the output from the file /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch.)

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Feb 16, 2010

I have set up a cron in /var/spool/cron/root

*/15 * * * * /usr/bin/phplist.sh

I can see in /var/log/cron that it is running every 15 minutes but it has no effect. It is not doing the commands in the bash script.

If I run /usr/bin/phplist.sh right in the shell it works great.

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Debian Configuration :: Cron Sending Emails With Plain Text Password?

Sep 5, 2011

Since we switched our server to Squeeze, I'm receiving emails from the cron about a mysql error (...can't use locks with log tables). But this is not the issue I want to talk about here. The issue is that since the executed command is: /usr/bin/mysqlcheck -uroot -pmypassword --all-databases --check-only-changed --silent which is a command that was automatically added to the cron by the mysql package (I believe), the password is sent in clear text in the email's subject. In my sense, this is a serious security issue (sending root password in email subject...)

I don't know at what level it should be corrected, but it seems to me like it should be corrected in the Debian distrib, shouldn't it ?

And for now, how can I hide the password in the emails I receive ?

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Feb 9, 2011

Is my vixie-cron broken? i have "0-59 * * * * root /usr/sbin/logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf" but it is not running in /etc/cron.d.


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Software :: Unable To Disable Cron Email

Jun 16, 2011

I have tried the MAILTO="" and adding >/dev/null 2>&1 to the end of the line, but my server is still sending an email about my cron.weekly script. After making changes to /etc/crontab I restart cron with /etc/init.d/cron restart without error. I have also tried crontab -e but that loads up an empty file (su'ed into root). What step am I missing / what am I doing wrong? Here's my crontab:


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Jun 29, 2011

I have some scripts that do usual stuff like backing up MySql database, gz, tar some files and put them on FTP or sync with some other backup/mirror system. Some scripts are running quite frequently (like twice/thrice per hour). I am sending email with attached log output from commands after completion of job. It is quite a lot of email to keep track of.I want to send email only when script fails to do something, that is when some command in script fails. How can I accomplish this?

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General :: Cron Job Email - Log Report Attached Instead Of Being Sent Inline

Sep 20, 2010

I am running a Cron job which mails the content of a log report every day. The problem is that the contents are sent as an attachment instead of as the body of the email. The strange thing is that if I run the instructions from the command line everything works fine, but if I do so from the Cron job the log report is attached instead of being sent inline.

The instruction I use is:
mail -s "logfile for cron" cron@example.com </var/log/cron-log
Following some advice I read on a blog I also tried this instruction in my Cron file, but the result is the same: it works fine from the command line, but attaches the report when run from Cron:
echo "Content-Type: text/plain;" | mail -s "logfile for cron" cron@example.com </var/log/cron-log
How to ensure the content of the log file is inline?

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Jan 4, 2011

A user will be ftping some files to an upload directory. I need to move those files to another directory. I also need to mail a list of the just moved files to the user. This job will need to run every 10 minutes. I need to keep a log that holds all the files for the day that were moved, renaming it with the date/timestamp.I have this below but I just can't put it all together. a workable script out of this?

# test.shl


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General :: When Put This Module To Be Executed Via Cron, It Doenst Work And An Email Is Generated?

Jul 5, 2011

I have installed CPAN module Spreadsheet::WriteExcel, to generate some reports. Now when i execute my perl module from command line. it works fine and generates the excel file. When i put this module to be executed via cron, it doenst work and an email is generated. My entry in cron tab is as follows:2 14 * * * perl /scripts/postpaidRecon/postpaid.plThe email i receive in /var/spool/mail/root for module failure is:

Subject: Cron <root@kblhpw101> perl /scripts/postpaidRecon/postpaid.pl
X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>


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Server :: Stop Root Sending Email To A Private Address?

Nov 4, 2010

system is RedHat v4. I removed root: admin-name@domain from /etc/aliases then ran /usr/bin/newaliases.

The admin does not get the emails but now the email generated by the cronjobs is being sent to my-name@domain outlook email from "root@localhost.localddomain". No other changes were made. Where should I start looking for the definition of sent crontab email to my-name@domain?

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Mar 17, 2011

I have this symlinked into my /etc/cron.d folder:


*/5 * * * * python /srv/bidsite/manage.py send_mail
* * * * * echo `date` >> /home/bidsite/what.txt

but it does nothing. What I really want to happen is the first line. The second line is just for testing.

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Jan 28, 2010

Cron for root does not run,it's 8.04LTS ubuntu server,however Cron runs for other users,Can anyone help?i've checked many times that i have the right syntax.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Cannot Find A Particular Cron Job?

Oct 25, 2010

Ubuntu server 10.04:I had webmin installed on my server, but I found it was using too many resources for what it offered, so I went ahead and uninstalled it. I'm not sure exactly which version it was, but it was the most recent version a month ago. I ran the uninstaller which ships with webmin.Well, now everyday my root account gets the following email:

From root@DOMAIN.com Mon Oct 18 00:42:01 2010
Return-Path: <root@DOMAIN.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 00:42:01 -0400


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Ubuntu Servers :: Cron Will Not Run Rsync Job

Mar 30, 2011

I am running a headless Ubuntu server accessed through Webmin. The server is running 10.4.2 64 bit version. I have a number of cron jobs including a simple back-up job which is:
rsync -av /media/server/ /media/backup/backup/
All of the other jobs run fine but for some reason this job which is scheduled to run each day at midnight does not run. If I SSH into the server and run the job manually it works fine.

The output of 'crontab -l' is:
@daily rsync -av /media/server/ /media/backup/backup/
11 3 * * * /etc/webmin/package-updates/update.pl
@daily tar czf /media/backup/serversystem.bz2 --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/media --exclude=/sys /
@reboot inadyn --username ********** --password ********** --update_period_sec 600 --alias **********
@daily /etc/webmin/backup-config/backup.pl 12978522112842

The output of 'crontab -e' is:
Error opening terminal: unknown.
crontab: "/usr/bin/sensible-editor" exited with status 1

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Jun 18, 2011

I'm trying to remotely schedule a shutdown using cron but I can't get it to work. I did setup the following 'sudo crontab -e'


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Feb 10, 2010

I am unable to run my cron tab job without root password.I made a little research on the forums and appearantly it should be changed.Must I change "passwd" part with my root password?

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Jun 7, 2010

I'm trying to setup a cron with screen. the purpose of running screen is because i want to resume to see the status of the job while it is running. anyone can enlighten me how i should setup my cron. I've tested with

00 14 * * * screen [command]

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Feb 21, 2011

I'm with Ubuntu server 10.10. I created a script and put it in /etc/cron.daily. But looks it doesn't run (it didn't generate any log). The following is all I did.
root@chonseng1:/var/log# cat /etc/crontab
# /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab
# Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the `crontab' command to install the new version when you edit this file and files in /etc/cron.d. These files also have username fields, that none of the other crontabs do.

# m h dom mon dow user command
17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly
25 6 * * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily )
47 6 * * 7 root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly )
52 6 1 * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly )
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-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 52 2011-02-18 13:22 /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate
root@chonseng1:/var/log# cat /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate
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Sep 1, 2011

I am using my ubuntu server as my home router.Everything is working as expected with one exception.y DSL modem is a POS and every now and again it looses connection to the router. Sometimes it needs to be reset and sometimes it does not.Either way, when this happens my ubuntu server needs to reacquire an IP from my ISP. If it screws up when I'm at home it's no big deal, but if it happens when I'm not around my housemates have taken to hitting the reset switch on the server. I'm not a big fan of this so I wrote a script to ping my ISP's gateway. If it's unavailable it bounces the eth0 interface and tries to get an IP. I am running this script every couple of minutes in a cron job. Now I'm getting syslog entries like

Aug 9 20:31:01 portal CRON[9602]: (root) CMD (/opt/ChkAndFixNetwork.sh)
every few minutes. This is annoying and makes the logs useless for troubleshooting. I


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Jul 11, 2011

I'm trying to get cron to run a bash script every 15 minutes to change my desktop background

running crontab -e I added


*/15 * * * * sh /home/ME/Documents/scripts/background.sh

(at first i didnt have the sh before the path of the script but read somewhere i needed that) But it doesnt seem to be running my script works fine if ran straight from the terminal so Dont think thats the problem.

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Mar 30, 2010

I use sendmail using my server. I hosted my site I just bought a domain name. Everytime I send mail I saw in my log files localhost.localdomain. How can I change this hostname in sending my mail.

here's the log:

From MAILER-DAEMON@localhost.localdomain Fri May 8 16:30:23 2009
Return-Path: <MAILER-DAEMON@localhost.localdomain>
Received: from localhost (localhost)
by localhost.localdomain (8.13.1/8.13.1) id n488UNlD006632;


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Ubuntu Servers :: Cron Jobs At Reboot Not Working

Jul 13, 2010

Have a headless server running Lucid 64 bit. Everything is working great except for a couple of Cron jos I'm trying to have run at boot.

My user crontab looks like this:
# m h dom mon dow command
01 * * * * /home/ceallred/Scripts/SambaBkup.sh
@reboot /usr/bin/SpiderOak --headless &The SambaBkup script works like clockwork...

The SpiderOak job doesn't start. It works if I type the command in manually.
syslog only shows:Jul 13 22:45:33 RavenWing cron[1010]: (CRON) INFO (pidfile fd = 3)
Jul 13 22:45:33 RavenWing cron[1022]: (CRON) STARTUP (fork ok)
Jul 13 22:45:33 RavenWing cron[1022]: (CRON) INFO (Running @reboot jobs)
Jul 13 22:45:33 RavenWing CRON[1048]: (ceallred) CMD (/usr/bin/SpiderOak --headless &)Yet ps -A doesn't show a running SpiderOak process. It shows after starting manually.

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Sep 30, 2010

My backup script works fine after some effort to get it where I wanted it. So the script is fine when I run it.

sudo bash backup.sh

now I have a sym-link to /etc/cron.daily but I do not see any new backups

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