[Logwatch] redirecting STDERR to STDOUT

Tom Metro tmetro+logwatch at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 13:16:18 MST 2007


MrC wrote:
> 0   4    * * *    /usr/share/logwatch/scripts/logwatch.pl 2>&1
...
> /usr/share/logwatch/scripts/logwatch.pl 2>&1

Are you sure you want to be recommending redirecting STDERR to STDOUT? I 
thought cron typically emailed output sent to STDERR, but ignored STDOUT.

The Debian /etc/cron.daily/00logwatch script doesn't perform any 
redirection.

  -Tom

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