Need help with daily raw access logs being emailed via a cron

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webster / 5 Points
2011-08-04 7:31 am EST
I am trying to get my access logs emailed to a gmail account and it keeps giving me and error

tar: Removing leading `/' from member names

this is the code:
cd /home/user/access-logs
rm -f /home/user/accesS_logs.tar.gz
tar -zcvf /home/user/accesS_logs.tar.gz /home/user/access-logs/*
cd /home/user/
mutt -a accesS_logs.tar.gz -s "RAW Log Backup" -f /home/user/mail_body

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2011-08-04 4:07 pm EST
Hi webster,

I checked and mutt does not seemed to be installed on the servers, so this is why you're receiving an error message.

I tested a few options, and I was able to get the following cron command to work:

<div class="code_block">for i in `ls /home/user/access-logs/`; do mail -s "$i" "" < /home/user/access-logs/$i;done;</div>

What this does is sends you a separate email for each file in the access-logs directory. The subject of the email is the log file name, and the body is the actual log.

I hope this helps!


- Brad

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