script which monitor and mail

Hi All,

I have to create a script which will monitor folder /home/ramesh every minutes and it will check for file name pattern test_ramph_date and if the file has been present in that forlder then it will copy that file to folder /home/rajesh. but if there is no file with that pattern, it will send a mail to

i hope i comprehend properly.

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how frequent you want to run the script? who will run the script? do you want to automate the script run? can you give an example?
What format is the date on the filename?  Does it include the time?  If so, you could do something like
while true
  file=`ls /home/ramesh/test_ramph_* 2>/dev/null`
  if [ -n "$file" ]
     cp $file /home/rajesh
     echo "file is missing" | mailx -s "File missing"
  sleep 60 # Adjust to whatever frequency you want, or use a cronjob

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