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I have a little problem with the cron daemon. I want to stop it from sending mail for a specific command. For example if I have:

10 * * * *
15 * * * *

I want to get the mail from someScript1 but not from someScript2. I tried setting the MAILTO="" but that just blocks everything.

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Redirect all output to a back hole

10 * * * *
15 * * * * > /dev/null 2>&1

See for more information.

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One little question... doesn't that send the output of the script to null but still sending mail? – zozo Apr 4 '11 at 9:02
No, that sends all output of to /dev/null. – tex Apr 4 '11 at 9:06
@zozo: cron sends the output, if any, by mail. Redirecting both stdout and stderr to /dev/null, means there is no output to mail. – MattBianco Apr 4 '11 at 9:14

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