Stop cron email notifications

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I recently setup my first cron activity to run daily. But I started getting output of the execution. This although at the beginning reassured me that everything fine has become an annoyance recently since I know its working well. So this is what I did to stop cron email notifications.

sudo nano -w /etc/cron.daily/dailyjob

Add "> /dev/null 2>&1" at the end of the command. This redirects the output to /dev/null, which means we do not care to see the output.

command > /dev/null 2>&1

Save and exit. Thats it. This should those annoying (at least to me) daily output emails.

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Anand

Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, hopeless tinkerer (if it ain't broke, fix it), a part-time blogger, and a Scientist during the day. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs.