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Generic wrapper for cron jobs

'shush' runs a command and optionally reports the output by email. It is primarily intended as a powerful wrapper around cron jobs, but has other features that make it useful for other jobs. These include the ability to define multiple reports (for the output), to configure whether or not to send a report based on output content analysis, the command exit code, the size of the output, and the duration of the command execution. Other features include support for plain text, enriched text and HTML report formatting. (The latter two allow rendering part of the output in bold.), various timeout actions (ie notification and command termination), locking supprt, locking support, and automatic updating of the crontab file based on shush's configuration.


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version 1.2.3 (stable)
released on 19 July 2009


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Janet Casey

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Christophe Kalt Maintainer

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