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Old 11-09-2014, 10:26 PM   #1
simhumcon
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checking file age on a remote machine


hi experts!

im trying to check file age on a remote linux machine using python os.stat. is that possible??

this is my way of checking file age on a local machine :
Code:
for file in glob.glob(location) :
    #print file
    st = os.stat(file)
    mtime = (time.time() - st.st_mtime) / 60
    print mtime
how do i do the same thing on a remote machine?
 
Old 11-10-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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Well Sim, the easiest way is to ssh to the target host, transfer the script, su and run it.
You can normally manage that with a simple 'expect' script.

Or we have some complex 'Dawn of UNIX' quirky voodoo behind door number 2.
What do you prefer?

Last edited by dijetlo; 11-10-2014 at 11:24 AM.
 
Old 11-10-2014, 10:40 PM   #3
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hi there. i got this resolved using paramiko. this is my code.
below is my code to achieve this

Code:
nbytes = 4096
hostname = '10.86.8.129'
port = 22
username = 'root'
password = '123456'
command = 'stat -c%Y /usr/local/testlogs/logfiles/*'

client = paramiko.Transport((hostname, port))
client.connect(username=username, password=password)

stdout_data = []
stderr_data = []
session = client.open_channel(kind='session')
session.exec_command(command)


while True:
    if session.recv_ready():
        stdout_data.append(session.recv(nbytes))
    if session.recv_stderr_ready():
        stderr_data.append(session.recv_stderr(nbytes))
    if session.exit_status_ready():
        break

                #print 'exit status: ', session.recv_exit_status()
                #print ''.join(stdout_data)
                #print ''.join(stderr_data)

    results = ''.join(stdout_data)
    results2 = ''.join(stderr_data)

    result = results.split('\n')
    for val in result :
        if val != val[:-1] :
            age = (time.time() - float(val)) / 60
            if age > 1440 :
                print "File is older than 1 day"
            else :
                print "File is still below 1 day old"
thank you very much for you help!

Last edited by simhumcon; 11-10-2014 at 10:44 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2014, 05:40 AM   #4
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NP.
Since you resolved it, why don't mark it as solved in case somebody else is looking for an answer to the same question
 
Old 11-11-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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sorry about that! i will do that now :-)
 
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