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Old 02-18-2014
/etc/aliases & Sendmail

I've recently migrated a Solaris 10 server, to Redhat. I've migrated all my crons & scripts and now I'm attempting to set all the aliases, to send to the appropriate accounts. I have a particular user defined in /etc/aliases, however, when a particular script is ran in cron, I do not receive any emails. Here's an example of a script that runs, that does send an email appropriately, on the old box.

0 5 * * * su - user -c "/directory/subdirectory/custom/script cycle force" 2> /dev/null > /dev/null

Any insight as to why I'm not receiving emails for this, is appreciated. Sendmail is working and I do receive root crons. To add, all of these crons run under the root crontab. Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2014
Have you set your $PATH within the script?

Does the script work if you run it by hand?

Also, for simplicity you can substitute 2> /dev/null > /dev/null with &> /dev/null.

I'm wondering though, if the script runs as a different user, why don't you schedule it through the user's crontab instead of root?
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Old 03-02-2014
Check Aliases as well

- Did you Issue newaliases command to get the changes in effect. ?

# vi /etc/aliases
User1: Superman

If you email to User1 it should be received by Superman
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