Basic Bash Script

Hi Experts,

I please need some direction for creating a basic bash script to run a sql query against a mysql database for nightly maintenance.

Sample info is displayed below.

DB name: test_db
Table name: test_table
SQL command: delete from test_table where id = 0

The site is hosted on a linux server. We have Plesk that we will use for executing the scheduled task.

Your help is very appreciated!

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farzanjConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try this


qry="delete from test_table where id = 0"
/usr/bin/mysql -u root << eof

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omarfaridConnect With a Mentor Commented:
to schedule the job you need to use crontab:

EDITOR=vi ; export EDITOR
crontab -e (this will open the crontab schedules for editing, you will use vi editor to edit this temp file)
you can add new schedule like one below

0 0 * * * /path/to/myscript

you may then save and exit

The above schedule is a sample which will run your script myscript at 12:00 AM every day (please see link below for crontab format)

the script myscript should be executable and should have in it all required env. variables set, etc.
JFranks22Author Commented:
Hi farzanj,

I will work with your script - thanks! I'll provide feedback.

omarfarid, I should be good on the scheduling side using Plesk.

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Based on author's comment http:#35518002, he appreciated http:#35497718.  Comment http:#35499222 suggests a valid way for scheduling.
Agree with farzanj
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