I had a situation where I needed to set up a cron job to send email reports based on the contents of a dynamically generated web page. I tried piping the output of wget and curl to the mail command, but each time the recipient would receive raw HTML instead of an HTML formatted email.
This was far more challenging than one would initially guess.
After a lot of googling and trial and error I came up with the following:
curl https://www.edu/url/?view=123) | /usr/sbin/sendmail email@address
Posting it here may help someone else, or help me later.
One of the things I do at work is manage some university computer labs. Our student workers keep an eye on things, and noticed an increasing number of people were walking away leaving their USB jump drives still plugged into the computer. (It seems like most students call them a "USB" now, which to me is the same thing as calling a firewire hard drive a "firewire," but I digress...)
Anyway, I Googled around a bit, and wrote some VBscript code to add to our logout script to try to detect USB drives. It works pretty well, since we've had a huge reduction of lost drives piling up in our lost and found drawer since the script was put in place.
Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set Drives = FSO.Drives strMessage = "Please unplug your USB Drive!" & vbcr & vbcr & "Please unplug your USB Drive!" & vbcr & vbcr & "Please unplug your USB Drive!" _ & vbcr & vbcr & "DO NOT FORGET!" For Each DiskDrive In Drives If DiskDrive.DriveType = "1" Then If DiskDrive.IsReady = "True" Then strMbox = MsgBox(strMessage ,48,"Unplug USB Drive") End If End If Next