Email Updates script ( is a Bash script that I wrote to help keep up with OS updates. For the longest time I simply had a shell script piping the content of apt-get dist-upgrade -s to mail so I'd get them that way, but if I didn't have the time to see to them right away, I'd get a duplicate email every time the script ran.

For a single system, this isn't so bad. For 20+, this got pretty annoying. This project was my answer to that annoyance.

Supported Distros

This script has been tested on the following distros:

  • Ubuntu
    • 10.04 through 14.04
  • CentOS
    • 5.x
    • 6.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • 5

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