Subject: Re: Looking for HowTo instructions ...
To: Marc G. Fournier <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/02/2006 20:21:30
On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 12:02:34AM -0300, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> The point of using periodic, at least under FreeBSD, is that there is a 
> 'report' that is issued at the end of the monthly periodic run letting the 
> admin know the status of various things on their servers ...
> So, for instance, it would give them a monthly reminder that the script 
> *is* running on their machine ...

The standard output and errors of cron jobs is mailed to the owner of the
cron tab. I'm not sure what periodic can do more in this area.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference