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Old 11-16-2006, 02:15 AM   #1
Primsi
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Bash: Script with tail and grep


I would like to make a script to check my maillog and I tried the following:

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su -c 'tail -f /var/log/maillog | grep $1'
this doesn't seem to work. How can I pass the variable for grep to the script ?

Thx
 
Old 11-16-2006, 02:57 AM   #2
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Use double quotes instead of single quotes around your command.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 05:30 AM   #3
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Works perfectly, thanks a lot.
 
  


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