troubleshooting Question

script to get latest file and email

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Hi Experts,

I have a production server ( windows 2008) , there are multiple processes running on that server. If a process fails due to some reason it creates a text file and stores it in a folder called email data.

What i am trying to do here is to write a script that will get the read that latest created txt file from that folder and email it to me.

I have mounted that folder on a ubuntu box.

I have a rough idea on how to get a latest file & read it .

get a latest file - find . -not -type d -printf "%T+ %p\n" | sort -n | tail -1

how to read a file :

OUT=$(awk '{ print $2 }' $FILE)
echo "*** error ***"
for ip in $OUT
   echo $ip

But i am unsure how do i structure the script so that it will only send the latest file created & i want it to run continuously or at least every 30 seconds.

Please help


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