[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: gnus-agent-fetch in batch mode in a cron job

From: Julien Cubizolles
Subject: Re: gnus-agent-fetch in batch mode in a cron job
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 07:10:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux) (W. Greenhouse)

> Hi Julien,
> Julien Cubizolles <> writes:
>> The subject says it all. I'm fetching news through emacs in batch mode
>> in a cron job but I can't figure out how to get the possible errors
>> through the mails sent by cron.
>> In batch mode emacs output everything that should go to the *Messages*
>> buffer to stderr so cron sends an email each time the job is run, even
>> without any error. I don't want to receive an email when there is no
>> problem. Is there a way to get emacs to send only the error messages to
>> stderr ?
>> Julien.
> Yes, this should be a matter of shell redirection.  Cron actually sends
> both stdout and stderr to email, so if you only want stderr, then you
> should redirect stdout to /dev/null.  There isn't a -quiet option or
> similar for Emacs in batch mode, so it's all up to the shell.

>From what I understand Emacs outputs the whole *Messages* buffer to
stdout. So there is nothing the shell can do to sort error messages from
information messages. Is that right ?

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]