Cron emails

Mike Chambers mike at
Sat Nov 22 01:22:21 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I have a couple of cron jobs setup in my /etc/cron.d/ dir and they seem
to be checked and run as suppose to, according to /var/log/cron.
Basically the 2 jobs point to a couple of dir's that run a few scripts
every so few hours and mirror a few things from Fedora, rpmfusion, etc.

But I would like to get the email results of those 2 jobs after they
run, whether they download anything or not, but right now I don't get

Below is a copy of one of the cron jobs, but they are all the same.

[root at scooby log]# more /etc/cron.d/0quarterly 
# Run the quarterly jobs
5 */4 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.quarterly

As can see above, mailto=root is set, and I do get root emails (I
tested) to the alias I have set it for, but not the cron jobs.

So how else can I get it to email me no matter what the result is?

Mike Chambers
Madisonville, KY

"Best little town on Earth!"

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