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Bash Script to Start service in AIX

I am trying to automate the service restart whenever it is inoperative mode but it is giving error. Current Status of sendmail service is inoperative.

Script

if [[! -z `lssrc -s sendmail|grep inoperative|awk '{print $3}'` == 'inoperative' ]]
then
startsrc -s sendmail
else
echo "Hello"
fi


Error
testscript.sh[2]: [[!:  not found.
Hello
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oraclescsa
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woolmilkporcCommented:
The basic mistake is the missing space between "[[" and "!". Correct syntax:

if [[ ! -z ...

But besides that your script is a bit over-engineered. Why not just

if lssrc -s sendmail | grep -q "inoperative" ; then
    startsrc -s sendmail
      else
         echo "sendmail is active"
fi
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oraclescsaAuthor Commented:
I have used your script but actually it is starting the sendmail service even though

it is in "active" status. I want to start the service only if it is inoperative mode.
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Please post your version!

The script works for me exactly as designed.

Don't get confused by the message "sendmail is active". As you can see, this message comes from my script and not from SRC.
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oraclescsaAuthor Commented:
AIX Version is 5.3.

I am not getting Sendmail is Active message. It is starting the sendmail service and not going in else block of the script.
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Could it be that your sendmail subsystem immediately becomes inactive again, maybe due to some configuration error in sendmail.cf?

What do you see with "lssrc -s sendmail"?

And please post the whole script!

Additionally, run "cat -v scriptname"

Do you see strange characters ^M at the line ends?
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oraclescsaAuthor Commented:
lssrc -s sendmail
Subsystem         Group            PID          Status
 sendmail         mail             458892       active


My script

if lssrc -s sendmail | grep "inoperative" | awk '{print $3}' ; then
    startsrc -s sendmail
      else
    echo "sendmail is active"
fi


when i run the above script it is showing
0513-029 The sendmail Subsystem is already active.
Multiple instances are not supported.
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woolmilkporcCommented:
What is this  "awk" meant for? I didn't suggest using it.
Instead, I suggested using "grep -q" which suppresses grep's output - we don't need it because we rely on the return status.

"if" checks the status of the last command in the pipe, and since "awk '{print $3}'" is always successful  you'll always get a "true" status, so you'll never reach the "else" branch.


if lssrc -s sendmail | grep -q "inoperative"  ; then
    startsrc -s sendmail
      else
    echo "sendmail is active"
fi
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oraclescsaAuthor Commented:
When i am using

lssrc -s sendmail | grep -q "inoperative"
No result

lssrc -s sendmail | grep -q "active"
No result

That is the reason i was using awk using takes the 3rd column from the result.
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woolmilkporcCommented:
"No result" is not quite correct. "No output" instead is desired. See my last post.

Try

lssrc -s sendmail | grep -q "inoperative"
echo $?

and

lssrc -s sendmail | grep -q "active"
echo $?

and you'll see what I mean.  We use the returncode (to be seen in $?) for the evaluation.
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oraclescsaAuthor Commented:
lssrc -s sendmail | grep -q "inoperative"
echo $?
> 1

lssrc -s sendmail | grep -q "active"
echo $?
> 0

Yes the script runs fine. It was my mistake when i ran the script the status was inoperative.
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oraclescsaAuthor Commented:
Quick and Fast communication and the result was perfect as desired.
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