General :: Bash Shell Script To Check / If Empty Files Are Being Created & Start Process
Jun 25, 2010
I have an Ubuntu server in which a file is dumped every hour and a new file for the next hour and the process continues. If there is any problem due to which the creation of file stops then empty files are created every minute till the process is killed & started again. I need help to make a shell script to check if the empty files are being created and then kill the process and start it again.It would be a great help if anyone can help me regarding this.
I have backup_server and application_server.backup_server has directory AAA. I need to check from application serverthat is there any new files created today in the AAA dirctory. if yes, all files were created today or partial files?.
Currently have access to a VPS where we are running a small game server on ubuntu - the problem is that it is a multi-user environment, so when one person restarts the server process, all files it creates are owned by that users name and group. I have created a group called 'game' and added both users to it, but I need to know how to make all files in the game server's directory to be r/w/x for the group 'game'. Currently, I have a script that chowns and chmods all files recursively on startup, but I'd prefer not having to do this.
I named a number of files with spaces in them, and I want to replace the space with "_". However, every time I write a command in the shell with the file name (eg "Spring 2011"), the shell doesn't recognize the file or directory. What can I do about this? Is there any way to use the unicode character for a space?
When my system starts this command is executed by a script /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start...How can I find which one start it? I check in rc2.d/ dir in the apache script but didn't found anything similar. Where else should I look?
Can someone please help me on how can i create a script that will monitor file creation on a single folder and sending the newly created file on a separate folder? Only the new created file must be transffered or copied to the other folder. The old ones remains.I urgently need this for production deployment.
I created a little bash script for renaming files from a folderEvery time i hv to put that bash script file (rename.sh) in folder Is there any ways i will call (rename.sh) from terminal without moving rename.sh into any folder ?ne More Question : Whenever i run any .sh file automatically one .sh~ file created it is my programing mistake or is it exists ?
I need show the number of process per user, and after the date of the oldest process per user also.
With "ps -eo user | sort -u" i get all users that are running any process. And with "ps U username | wc -l" i get the number of process that the user "username" is running.
But how can i merge both commands for do what i need? Like a FOR or something like that. There is any method of make a FOR using the list that i get with the first command?
And then for show the date of the oldest process.. with "ps U username | sort -k 4" (4 is TIME field) i can show the process of the user "username" sorting they by time. But how can i get the date of the process takes longer running?? I can get only the time, but no the date.
I'm building a Linux From Scratch system and partially automating it. I will likely want to do it again, and I would like to try to almost completely automate it.
My current approach is a script that takes an input file and sequentially runs each line in a new instance of bash. If one fails, it gives me the number of the step that failed so that I can use the "--step" option to resume after I fixed the issue.
This has some problems: A varible created on one line will not be accessible on the next line. This is because each line is run in a separate shell (the reason for this is so that the commands in the input file and the script's internal variables can't interfere). You can't switch users or use chroot, again because each line is run in a separate shell.
What would be nice is to be able to start a bash process in the background and send commands to its stdin. I guess that a named pipe would work, but the named pipe will be gone after a chroot. Is there a way to do it without relying on the filesystem? Also, how do I know if the command failed?
A Tomcat server is installed under user A. Now I am going to write a script which will start this Tomcat server. And this script can be executed from other users (from there account). And if other user run this script, the process ID should be of user A, so that user A can start or stop this process any time. This means, at the beginning of the script I have set the process ID as user A. How to do this?
create one tar.gz file that contains my /home, /etc, /root directory.
a) The process ended with a 88GB file size (which is ok) but with the following message.Code: tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors.I have searched a little but I could not find what went wrong.
b) What are the limitations of tar and gz for backups. Of course I fully understand that they can not be used for differential backups (if it is called like that)
c) Let's say that my backup will be a file of 100GB and I want to see the contents of the .tar.gz. In kde there is a program called ark. Can ark handle so big files? Does it use my hard disk (eg. /tmp) to uncompress the file so to show me its contents? It might be the case that might be the compressed file is much bigger than the left space on the hard disk?
d) How can I do an integrity check when my tar.gz file is created?
<edit>never mind dump the ;'s and it all works fine</edit> I'm trying to write a bash script that will check if XMBC is running if it is then do nothing else start it then do some other things.This is the start
I am looking for a way to delete the currently entered commandline without wasting seconds on the "Backspace"-key.
For example I scrolled the bash history and have a long commandline that would execute when I pressed ENTER:
~$ aptitude search openssl | grep dev
But now I decide that I do not want to execute this command. Can I get an empty prompt fast without deleting the whole line with Backspace? On the Windows "cmd" you can just press ESCAPE and it is gone. This behavior would be what I want.
The question may seem trivial but this is bothering me for a long time now.
I am a final year student doign Computer systems engineering and just been introduced to linux. While still strugling to catch up with the commands, I am now given an assignment under shell scripting.I seriously am strugling to understand this question, can you please assist me.Here follows the assignment:
Operating Systems III Some tips e.g. (test if a file is empty, if it is then display "file is empty" otherwise display
i need to add a line in the login start up file(s) (one of ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, or ~/.profile) and startup file run by my shell when started as a non-login shell (~/.bashrc) so as to set up my account envirnoment for one of my courses.I don't know how to proceed with this. I tried doing this in my ubuntu enviroment and my system got locked after that.
I add a user in my linux machine using the command 'useradd' as shown below. # /usr/sbin/useradd -c "Non Root User" -d "/home/testUser" -g root testUser "/etc/passwd" file shows that user created with uid '517'
I have a game server running using java, and it tends to crash sometimes, and only way to start it now is manually, so i thought i could create a script to check periodically if java is running, and if it isn't, run my startup script for the game server also, if it's possible it should log when it actually started the server startup script into a text file or something, so i can check why it crashed.