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I have a job that is run by anacron. In the syslog I see messages like:

Apr  6 06:11:09 host anacron[1031]: Job `myJob' terminated (mailing output)

but I never see that mail. If I run that same job through cron the output is mailed to /var/mail/username. Where is anacron mailing the output?

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Most likely anacron is executing the jobs as root, so the mail isn't being sent to your user. You might what to use /etc/aliases to get the mail at your normal address. Like so:


Or to use a file:

root: /file/name

See man 5 aliases for more information.

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nice tip on using aliases and also on directing to a file – Joshua Kersey Dec 26 '12 at 18:17

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