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Disabling email alerts for cron

Having the cron daemon send email alerts could be a useful feature, but it could also get very tiresome depending on your setup. To disable this feature do the following.

Edit /etc/crontab with your favorite text editor, modify or insert the following line

MAILTO=""

Should you have crontabs set up for different users, use

crontab -e

and insert/edit the relevant configuration parameter as seen above.

Or should you want to disable output for certain jobs you could add

0 1 5 10 * /path/script.sh &> /dev/null

// CrashMAG