Sendmail with cron


#1

Hi!

I’am using crontab for creating an email list every night
on daily basis. It works perfectly. And use it for other
things also.

But my problem is that i can’t get crontab to work for armailer,
i would like to have a crontab for ar_sendmail -o but can not
get this to work.

Any one who have the same problem or even better a solution.

Thanks Svea


#2

I’am using crontab for creating an email list every night
on daily basis. It works perfectly. And use it for other
things also.

But my problem is that i can’t get crontab to work for armailer,
i would like to have a crontab for ar_sendmail -o but can not
get this to work.

Any one who have the same problem or even better a solution.

Can you get ar_sendmail to work from the command line? If that works,
compare the differences in environment variables b/n your interactive
shell and cron’s environment. Cron is notorious for setting a very
limited path that does NOT include /usr/local/bin.

For example, on my mac I put this at the top of my crontab file:

PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/
X11/bin:/Library/PostgreSQL8/bin:/usr/local/mysql/bin:/usr/local/lsws/
bin:/usr/local/git/bin:/Users/philip/bin

Is it necessary? Honestly I don’t remember… osx may grab things
from the central location, but I’m in such a habit of doing it I just
always add it.

Good luck!

-philip


#3

Thanks, i missed a line in my path so thats why it did not work.