Stop cron from emailing you

October 20, 2015 — Leave a comment

It’s nice when cron emails you right? “Hey, I ran this thing like you told me to.. it ran. Talk to you in 10 minutes!” Erm.. well, no, it’s not always nice to get emails from cron. Here’s how to disable that.

Ok, there are a couple ways to do it. If you’re normal and have just a few lines in your crontab, you could append the following to your line:


OR, if you have more than a couple lines in your crontab.. and/or want to ensure that cron (for this user) doesn’t ever send mail, you can simply add this to the very top of your crontab:

Now, cron for this user will not email you anymore. Poor cron.

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