Bug 606741 - RFE: "at" scheduling shall accept a string to be used as the subject of any outgoing mail
RFE: "at" scheduling shall accept a string to be used as the subject of any o...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: at (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Marcela Mašláňová
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Reported: 2010-06-22 07:36 EDT by David Tonhofer
Modified: 2012-04-20 09:01 EDT (History)
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Description David Tonhofer 2010-06-22 07:36:34 EDT
Description of problem:

If an "at"-schedule job produces output, you get an e-mail with the subject

"Output from your job <right-justified jobnum>"

This is unenlightening. 

It should be possible to set the subject of any outgoing mail, for example:

   at --subject="Evening log cleanup on `hostname`" 'now + 5 minute' 

So that mails received by the sysop indicate what they are about.

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Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2010-07-07 08:31:24 EDT
I can propose it to upstream.
Comment 2 Marcela Mašláňová 2012-04-20 09:01:55 EDT
I don't think update of such stable package as at is much probable in RHEL-5. I proposed the patch to upstream and it's shipped with current Fedora (16, 17). I'd like to close your request as next release, because it should be provided in some future RHEL.

Please, feel free to reopen through support if you need it.

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