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CRON/AT: How to send cron and at mail to an alternate mail recipient (Doc ID 1018766.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms


This document describes how to send cron or at job output to an alternate mail account.

Cron captures the output of a cron job and at job's STDOUT and STDERR streams. If an output is produced, it is mailed to the invoking user unless redirected elsewhere. If the job does not produce output, no mail is sent to the user unless the job is an (at) job and the -m option was specified when the job was submitted. System Administrators are normally assigned the task to monitor cron activity and not the invoking user. Administratively, it would be an advantage to have this output sent to alternate mail recipients.


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