[TriLUG] script to send email
magnus at trilug.org
Mon Oct 29 10:21:49 EDT 2007
Wing D Lizard wrote:
> I'd like to use a script to automatically send an email out daily. My
> box is a generic fedora 7 using dyndns.org.
> does anybody have a script to do this?
Yes, it's really that easy. Pipe the output of your script into mail,
pass the subject and recipients as arguments to mail.
> How is authentication handled?
For sending? You don't, generally.
> Specifically, I want to add a cron job with 'wget
> http://www.showmyip.com | grep displaycopy | mail_script brettb at trilug.org'
> so I can get my nc.rr.com dynamic ip sent to my trilug account.
wget --quiet -O - http://www.showmyip.com | grep displaycopy | mail -s
"my IP address" brettb at trilug.org
I'll do you one better.
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