<command>; echo "job done"|mail email@email.com -s'job done'

Email yourself after a job is done

This is a two part command that comes in really handy if you're running commands that take longer than you're willing to wait. The commands are separated by the semicolon(;) The first command is whatever you're attempting to do. The second commands emails you after the job completes.
Sample Output
mysqldump -A; echo "job done"|mail 5551231234@vzwpix.com -s'job done'
sends a txt message to your phone tell you the job is done.

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By: windfold
2011-05-05 18:13:17

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Yes, this is particularly useful if you have an email2SMS gateway on your phone (and most everyone does). Unfortunately, most distros nowadays don't setup text-based mail programs so they work, even if you go and set up the GUI based ones during the install.
unixmonkey8121 · 367 weeks and 3 days ago
Oops. http://notifo.com
robotmachine · 366 weeks and 4 days ago
IMHO, it's better if you do: $&& echo "job done"|mail email@email.com -s'job done' Doing this way, the mail only will be sent if the command was succesful.
amendocrem · 366 weeks and 2 days ago
OoOo amendocrem that is quite fancy! could you post it and then send me a link? I will give you an up vote.
windfold · 363 weeks and 3 days ago
Not bad. But what I need is the be able to using something like this... <COMMAND>; emailmewhendone.sh ...where emailmewhendone.sh sends an email where the subject line is . In other words, email me the name of the command that completed before me (before the semicolon.) Ideas? Perhaps some obscure reserved variable that can be used?
anderandersson · 354 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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