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I'm new to Twiki and have been reading tons of material to get up to speed. We downloaded & installed the TWikiVMDebianStable. All is running fine for just the basics for now.

The original guy who configured everything is no longer with the company, and I'm by far not a Unix expert, but I can get around.

Currently I'm subscribed to 2 web for notifications, one of which being the Main Web. Looks like he has a cron job setup to send out the notification changes daily at midnight. One of the notifications I received had the following in the body:

This is an automated e-mail from TWiki.

New or changed topics in TWiki.Main, since 31 Dec 1969 - 19:00:

The other had:

New or changed topics in InternalSupport, since 24 Oct 2007 - 00:26:

My question is what do I need to do & where do I perform these changes, so that we're not getting changes back to 1969.

Also, can these emails be consolidated into a single email for all notifications a user has subscribed to.

Thanks a ton for your help. I have spent all morning trying to figure out why this is happening & how to fix it.


TWiki version: TWikiRelease04x00x04
TWiki plugins: DefaultPlugin, EmptyPlugin, InterwikiPlugin, SpreadSheetPlugin, CommentPlugin, EditTablePlugin, PreferencesPlugin, SlideShowPlugin, SmiliesPlugin, TablePlugin, WysiwygPlugin
Server OS: Debian Etch
Web server: Apache 2.2.3
Perl version: mod_perl/2.0.2 Perl/v5.8.8
Client OS: Windows XP SP2
Web Browser: IE7
Categories: Installation, Mail

-- ArneDiaz - 25 Oct 2007


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I partially resolved this one on my own, as I had a typo in my email address. Trust me, I felt like an idiot.

I'd still like to figure out how to consolidate emails, so users receive a single email with all the changes they subscribe to.

Also, I'd like to figure out where to change the frequency of the reports. Here is what I have in crontab, not sure if this is what is being used to run the daily job at midnight:

twiki:/etc# cat crontab # /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab # Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the `crontab' # command to install the new version when you edit this file. # This file also has a username field, that none of the other crontabs do.

SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin

# m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * * * root run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly 25 6 * * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily 47 6 * * 7 root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly 52 6 1 * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly #

-- ArneDiaz - 02 Nov 2007

Sorry, closing this question after more than 30 days of inactivity. Please feel free to re-open if necessary.

-- PeterThoeny - 11 Dec 2007

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