I’ve never been known for being the most creative, so this new project I’m kicking about suffers from the same lack of creativity when it comes to the naming: Email Updates.
It’s a Bash script that has evolved over time from a simple
apt-get dist-upgrade -s | mail -s "Updates for `date`" root
into a workable script that remembers what updates it previously told you about (and doesn’t tell you again).
So far I have it working with Ubuntu and Red Hat distros (RHEL5.x, CentOS 5.x and CentOS 6.x), but I’ll add other distros as I find the time or get requests for them. The project page can be found here. Feedback is very welcome.