CentOS 6 – Logwatch Report Not In HTML Format

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CentOS 6 (amd64) up to date with latest security / bug fixes.

The logwatch reports come in plain text even though the config states HTML.


mailer = “/usr/sbin/sendmail -t”
TmpDir = /tmp MailFrom = logwatch@example.com MailTo = admin1 admin2 admin3
Range = yesterday Detail = Medium HostName = www.example.com Print = No Output = mail Format = html

The same settings in Debian/Ubuntu servers send the reports in HTML format.

In my search, I did not come across any solution for CentOS 6.

Any ideas on how to get logwatch to generate HTML reports?

Thanks for your help.

— Arun Khan

8 thoughts on - CentOS 6 – Logwatch Report Not In HTML Format

  • No, I mean there is sometimes a variable for mail format too:

    # crontab -l CONTENT_TYPE=”text/plain; charset=utf-8″
    MAILFROM=webmaster@xxx.de MAILTO=Alexander.Farber@xxx.com LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    PGHOST=/tmp
    #minute hour mday month wday command

  • Let’s take cron out of the picture. Invoking logwatch from an interactive shell — no joy. The report still goes out in text format.

    — Arun Khan

  • I don’t know what you mean by “several things”

    In the context of logwatch the only options are HTML or TEXT. Please see my OP.

    Thanks for your assistance.

    — Arun Khan

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