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    Default unwanted cron job /var/log/messages entries

    I'm setting up a logging script to track utilization on our deployed systems. I'm running it every minute using cron. Each time it runs, I get an entry in /var/log/messages telling me it ran. That is a lot of useless information. Is there a way to prevent the creation of these log entries?

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    Default Re: unwanted cron job /var/log/messages entries

    man 5 crontab says:

    If the uid of the owner is 0 (root), he can put a "-" as first character of a crontab entry. This will prevent cron from writing a syslog message about this command getting executed.

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