Crontab change and email notification

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Old 01-02-2008
Crontab change and email notification

Hey guys
Just need some help with crontab.Iam looking for a script that will alert particular user about its change through sendmail.We are using bash here.

# 2  
Old 01-02-2008
I'm sure there are many ways to do it. One would be to watch the MD5 of the file, and send a mail when it changes.

ORIGMD5=`crontab -l | md5sum`

while ( true )
   NEWMD5=`crontab -l | md5sum`
   if [[ "$ORIGMD5" != "$NEWMD5" ]]
      echo "crontab changed" | mail
   sleep 60

# 3  
Old 01-02-2008
Thank You PXT.
# 4  
Old 01-02-2008
do we have to include the path as well of the sendmail for a group of users

Last edited by coolkid; 01-02-2008 at 04:17 PM..
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