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Help? Any method to send system alert email?

Dear All,

I am a newer of Unix Administrator. I would like to know any way to make Unix syslog critical error send automatically to me by email.
Then I don't need to check it manually and frequency everyday.
Any suggestion?

Thanks for all your kindly help.


Jacky
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You should be able to use a syslog named pipe into a email program - depending on your OS environment. Here is an excerpt from the Linux syslog.conf manpage:

Quote:

Named Pipes
This version of syslogd(8) has support for logging output
to named pipes (fifos). A fifo or named pipe can be used
as a destination for log messages by prepending a pipe
symbol (``|'') to the name of the file. This is handy for
debugging. Note that the fifo must be created with the
mkfifo(1) command before syslogd(8) is started.
 

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