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Old 11-20-2009
Last 24 hours of /var/mail/root/

Hi there,

I'm using this command line to get a daily mail through crontab with the content of /var/mail/root:

mailx -s "Test My Server" </var/mail/root

and it works fine, but I'd like to get only the information updated in the last 24 hours.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions,

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Old 11-24-2009
AFAIK this is not a Linux Security forum question but OK. /var/spool/mail contents are basically plain text files (mbox format) so egrepping for ^Date (as in `date +'%a, %d %b %Y'`) and ^Subject could help narrow things down. Shouldn't be too hard to script.
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Old 11-27-2009
Thanks Smilie ... now it works!
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