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Old 05-25-2002
In crontab, you must specify the complete path to the file you wish to run, or a PATH variable needs to be set -mk
# 9  
Old 05-26-2002
Does .forward send all...

Does .forward send all the mail if you put it in /etc/sendmail. I thought there was something I could put in the script itself (that is to be run by cron) that would send only THAT particular output, not all of it. Maybe I was wrong.
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Old 05-28-2002
No, You would either use a .forward in that user's home directory to send all mail to someone else. OR use the /etc/aliases to setup a filter to send some of the mail from a user to another user or root user.

For /etc/aliases to work, you would setup a user with an alias in this file.

user1 :/path/to/script

Then on the same line you would put a script path to evaluate the mail and use that script to forward certain mail on to another user.

You will also have to put the script in a certain directory for it to work as well on Some systems like my company systems.
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Old 06-02-2002
ok thanks!
 

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