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Linux filesystem monitor script

Posted on 2002-05-21
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Hi,

Is there a simple script that would periodically check a directory on mapped drive for the presence of a file (we'll call it "createdir.txt")?

Thanks in advance
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haeger earned 1600 total points
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#/bin/sh

file=/somedir/somefile.txt

if [[ -e $file ]]
then
  echo "File exists."
fi

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Run that (and do check the syntax) with cron at your preferred intervals.

A crontab file consists of lines of six fields each.  The fields are separated by spaces or tabs.  The first five are integer patterns that specify the following:

          minute (0-59),
          hour (0-23),
          day of the month (1-31),
          month of the year (1-12),
          day of the week (0-6 with 0=Sunday).

So, crontab -e should get you into vi where you type something like

* 23 * * * * /somedir/the_above_script.sh
And your filecheck should run 23:00 each day.


.haeger
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by:cgoldfarb
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Thanks haeger.  Beautiful.
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