Automatic script in Solaris to reload configuration

Hey all~

I'm trying to create a script of some sort on my Solaris box to automatically "kill -HUP 12531" every 15 minutes or so.  Any suggestions on how I can do this?

We're running SunOS 5.9, primarily using the bash shell.

I'd appreciate some help!
magitekAsked:
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liddlerCommented:
either
#!/bin/bash
while true
do
kill -HUP 12531
sleep 900
done


or edit your cron (crontab -e) and add
0,15,30,45 * * * * kill -HUP 12531
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magitekAuthor Commented:
tried the first option, got back:

bash-2.05# ./autoconf
./autoconf: bad interpreter: Permission denied

I am running the script as root user

Please advise! Thanks!
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liddlerCommented:
ok,
path to bash is wrong.
Either replace #!/bin/bash with #!/bin/sh
or type
which bash
and make the line #!/path/to/bash
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liddlerCommented:
BTW I wouldn't use the name autoconf, it is already a Solaris program.  What about autoconf.sh ?
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glassdCommented:
Just a small point. Why use bash rather than ksh for such a simple script. Bash is twice the size of ksh and is less efficient.
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magitekAuthor Commented:
did the which bash and replaced it with the proper #!/usr/bin/bash

but, it still gives me the error.  (and I did change the name now to autoconf.sh, thanks)
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liddlerCommented:
best bet then change it to #!/bin/sh or #!/usr/bin/ksh as glassd says, they're fine for this script
if your type
kill -HUP 12531
do you get an error message?
 If it is still a problem paste the entire script here and the error message
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magitekAuthor Commented:
kill -HUP 12531 works just fine.  (i've been having to do it every 15-30 minutes, pain in the behind!)

Just the script gives the error and I don't know why.  Here's what I've got now...


#!/usr/bin/ksh
while true
do
kill -HUP 12531
sleep 900
done

Is there a specific location this script needs to be located in?

(i appreciate all your help.  our network tech passed away this last weekend leaving me to put the pieces back together....me who hadn't touched unix in almost 2 years.  bah)
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liddlerCommented:
no any location,
what is the exact error?
Do you have any blank lines at the top of the file (remove them)
what is the permissions on the script? (ls -l autoconf.sh)
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magitekAuthor Commented:
The reply from the permissions:
-rw-r--r--   1 root     other         60 Oct 23 10:51 autoconf.sh

no blank lines.

exact error:

bash-2.05# ./autoconf.sh
bash: ./autoconf.sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied
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liddlerCommented:
Ah! the file is nor executable
chmod +x ./autoconf.sh
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magitekAuthor Commented:
Thanks! That got it to work!

One more easy question, then you get your points :-D

How can I keep that running in the background so I don't have to keep a term open with it running?

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liddlerCommented:
I was about to suggest you do that..but I was waiting to see if it worked!

nohup ./autoconf.sh &
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magitekAuthor Commented:
THANK YOU!!!!!
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