Sending email on system powerup and shutdown
This is a WIP - Shutdown emails aren't being dispatched correctly.
While working from home I sometimes find myself logging into my remote workspace to be greeted with the KDE splash-screen. I found that it would be nice and geeky if I got an email whenever my workstation shuts down and powers up. Let's jump straight into it.
Tweak postfix's configuration
/etc/postfix/main.cf on your favourite editor and set something similar to:
You can use postfix to check your configuration validity
Go ahead and start/enable the postfix service.
Sending emails on power events
Create the script (for instance at
/scripts/) that will receive the power event, for instance name it
Set the correct permissions
Create the systemd services, for the power off hook lets name it
on_power_off.service and set the contents to:
For the power on script,
Finally, set the service file permissions, copy over files, and enable services:
As mentioned above I still have issues with the shutdown script, if you have anny suggestions leave a comment (WIP). Also I don't remember where I saw the original scripts on stackoverflow so I am missing a reference.