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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Tuesday July 16, 2002
04:13 AM

crontab

[ #6380 ]
Dear Log,

Two lines that belong in every crontab file:

MAILTO=your_email_address_here
1 1 1 * * /bin/csh -c 'crontab -l | mail -s crontab $MAILTO'

And if you're really ambitious:

1 1 1* * /bin/csh -c 'crontab -l | crontab2english | mail -s crontab $MAILTO'

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  • Why do you want to mail your crontab to yourself monthly? Hell, my mail client filters cron mail to the trash now.
    • Well, long story short: I have backups of accounts, but I never know where I put them. (Usually in a "very safe place", wherever that is.) However, I /always/ have all my mail files at hand, going back at least a year. When a machine dies or is "replaced", often the crontabs aren't restored right; so I'm always happy I can just pull out the crontab from my mail file.

      I put things in a crontab file (on various machines) so I can forget about those things. So if the crontab file gets lost, if not for my b