shush - runs a command and optionally reports its output by mail

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name shush
Package version 1.2.3
Package release 4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 133 B
Download size 42.25 KB
Official Mirror
shush was written to be a generic wrapper around cron jobs so that it can be
applied to any command without having to modify it or create a custom wrapper
for it. In a sense, it solves a fairly simple problem, but it also brings some
powerful features making it a useful tool beyond cron jobs.
Feature highlights:
* Multiple reports (for the output) may be defined
* Decision to send a report (or not) is configurable based on:
- Output content analysis (using regular expressions)
- Command exit code
- Size of output
- Command execution duration
* Support for plain text, enriched text and HTML report formatting.
(The latter two allow rendering part of the output in bold.)
* Various timeout actions such as notification and command termination
* Locking support
* Progress report logging via syslog
* Automatic crontab file updating based on shush's configuration


Package Version Architecture Repository
shush_1.2.3-4_amd64.deb 1.2.3 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
shush - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libpcre3 -


Type URL
Binary Package shush_1.2.3-4_i386.deb
Source Package shush

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install shush deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install shush




2014-07-04 - Dario Minnucci <>
shush (1.2.3-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches:
Add the following patches. Thanks to Daniel T Chen
+ 01_fix_string_format.diff:
Fix format string errors, resolving FTBFS. (Closes: #734510)
+ 02_fix_implicit_declaration_strftime.diff:
Add missing preprocessor directive, resolving implicit.
* debian/copyright: Update copyright years.
2013-12-30 - Dario Minnucci <>
shush (1.2.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches:
- Drop patch: 01-fix-config.sub.diff
- Drop patch: 02-fix-config.guess.diff
- Update patch: 00_fix_shush.1.diff
+ Updated to fix spelling-error-in-manpage
* debian/rules:
- Add dh option --with autotools_dev
* debian/copyright:
- Update file to the current copyright format
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes)
- Update Build-Depends to debhelper (>= 9)
- Added fields: Vcs-Git and Vcs-Browser
2010-07-29 - Dario Minnucci <>
shush (1.2.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 (no changes)
* Added patches to update config.guess and config.sub files.
+ debian/patches/01-fix-config.sub.diff
+ debian/patches/02-fix-config.guess.diff
(Closes: #571000)
* debian/copyright: Pointer to BSD licensed repleced with the license
text itself to suppress lintian warning.
W: copyright-refers-to-deprecated-bsd-license-file
2010-02-06 - Dario Minnucci <>
shush (1.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #537971)
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format

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