Once upon a time, a computer reboot. Again. And again. And again.
Whereas a lot of computers reboot and we don't care, few should not reboot without notifying someone.
MAILBOOT is a small program (and systemd service unit) used to send an email when a computer boot (or reboot), providing useful informations and setupable in less than 1min.
Why do not use cron?
I started with a cron line. But after workarounded the basic missing feature of customizing the mail subject in my cron daemon (fcron) in using mail command, I was borred by being able to send interesting information in one sh line. So I decided to find another solution. Here we are.
What you cannot do with mailboot?
HOW TO USE IT
To print the mail:
$ mailboot -p
To send the mail:
$ mailboot -s
To send the mail at reboot:
$ systemctl enable mailboot.service
A working mail forwarder is expected on your system. The sendmail command must be functionnal!
$ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure $ make install $ /usr/local/bin/mailboot
Using Archlinux packages
An Archlinux package is provided with the source tree and you can create your package with the following commands:
$ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure $ make $ makepkg $ pacman -U mailboot-*-1-any.pkg.tar.xz
You can find the last version of mailboot into AUR .
You can download MAILBOOT release tarballs on my ftp: .
MAILBOOT sources are available on github .
MAILBOOT is licensied under the term of GPL v2 .
MAILBOOT was started by Sébastien Luttringer in July 2013.