AIX 7.1 file conversion and print
Posted on 2014-10-10
We have some software running on AIX 7.1 and it outputs reports as text files to a temp folder. Each time a user requests a report, a new text file appears in the temp folder. We have no access to modify the way the program outputs the report.
We are wondering if there is a way for a script to sense a new file has been created, convert that file to a PDF and then move it to a shared folder for the users to view (they are all running windows workstations on a windows network). We need to copy the original text file to the shared drive as well.
I'm guessing ghostscript will be involved. Scripting is new to me, so I'm unsure how to sense the creation of a file, convert the file to PDF and then move the PDF and copy the text file all in one move.
Thanks for all help and suggestions!