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Oct 14, 2010

I would like to develop a shell script that would automatically run a backup program and then shutdown the computers, but I do not know the first thing about script development or even writing scripting.

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Dec 31, 2008

I have a shell script that need to create some files:

1) backup files of user passed in file ( that will be written by this shell ).

2) temp files that the shell will create and later delete/remove.

This shell script will be used from my local dir ( I am not a super or a sysadmin ). Users of this shell will call this script to run on their local files in their respective directories. When my script runs, it errors with the following:

cp: cannot create regular file `./listfile.txt.backup': Permission denied
/home/myUser/tools/myShellScript: line 12: listfile.txt: Permission denied

for the temp I was able to avoid this error by creating the temp file in the /tmp directory. All I want is for this shell script to run, create/modify/backup files in user's local dirs.

The user dir has the following permission:

drwxr-xr-x testDir

the file that needs to be backed-up has:

-rw-r--r-- listfile.txt.

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Nov 6, 2010

The two shell scripts (t1prog and t2prog) are given below they are working fine. The input for the first program is 't1.det' and for second program is 't1.rnaml'. These two input files are in 'dir1' folder. I am executing the shell like 'sh t1prog > t1out' and 'sh t2prog > t2out' from this directory only. Then I am executing a java program 'java RNA'; for this, t1out and t2out are input files used in the program and I am getting the final output on screen.

The input files 't1.det' and 't1.rnaml' are in different folders with same name and with different values. Each folder specifies one gene sequence input files.

In mfold directory there are 5 directors and each directory contains these input files as shown below
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Mar 18, 2010

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So far I've tried:

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I know others are having this issue, but other threads I've read seem to have fizzled out with no conclusion. Has anyone managed to find a way to make this work if they've had the bug?

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Something like I want the computer to shut down at 9 am every day. When it's 9am, a prompt pops up and says, "Do you want to shut down or continue running? If you do not answer, the computer will automatically shut down in 10 seconds." Not sure if something like this is out there or not.

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Aug 20, 2010

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Sep 2, 2010

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Oct 1, 2010

I try to shutdown a box running Fedora (fc12, all updates applied) remotely. From various threats I selected the following way that suits best to my needs: I edited the entry for shutdown in /etc/passwd:
shutdown:x:6:0:shutdown:/sbin:/usr/bin/sudo /sbin/shutdown -h +1

Logging in from a tty with shutdown gives the desired result: The computer does the shutdown. Then I tried the same using sshd and plink:
plink -t -l shutdown -pw xxx

As a result I get:
Using username "shutdown".
Access denied
Access denied
shutdown@'s password:

The /var/log/secure shows the following entry:
Oct 2 00:40:46 rotgschirr sshd[6841]: User shutdown not allowed because shell /usr/bin/sudo /sbin/shutdown -h +1 does not exist
Oct 2 00:40:46 rotgschirr sshd[6846]: input_userauth_request: invalid user shutdown
Oct 2 00:40:46 rotgschirr unix_chkpwd[6847]: password check failed for user (shutdown)
Oct 2 00:40:46 rotgschirr sshd[6841]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=rotgschirr.totes-gebirge user=shutdown
Oct 2 00:40:48 rotgschirr sshd[6841]: Failed password for invalid user shutdown from port 37195 ssh2
Oct 2 00:40:50 rotgschirr sshd[6846]: Connection closed by

Somehow when using ssh the shell /usr/bin/sudo /sbin/shutdown -h +1 cannot be found.

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