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Old 04-14-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Script needed to check then restart application processes

Hi All,

I am trying to come up with a script that will do the

1. Overwrites a word in a text file.
2. Then Stops an Apache server running.
3. Then checks the status of the Apache server to make sure it is stopped
4. If it is stopped then it restarts apache server.
5. Then restores the text file to its original state.

I have been looking at using:

1. sed s/$VARIABLE1/"$VARIABLE2"/g conf.txt
2. apachectl stop
3. apachectl status
4. apachectl start
5. sed s/$VARIABLE2/"$VARIABLE1"/g conf.txt

I'm new to shell scripting so I don't know how to tie this together or if I am even using the correct approach.

Any ideas appreciated.
Old 04-14-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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One piece of logic that you need to add is determining whether apache actually stopped. You need to check the return code of either step 2 or step3 to determine if apache actually stopped. If apache actually stopped then you do steps 4 and 5. However you have not described what you want to do if the apachectl stop command did not work.

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Old 04-15-2008, 02:04 AM   #3
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Thanks jailbait well spotted.

Ideally I would like the return code of step 3 to confirm Apache is not running and then 1) restart Apache and 2) restore the text file to its restart state.

If the return code indicates Apache has not shutdown I would like it to retry the shutdown once more and if successful the second time then restore the text file to its original state.

If Apache does not shutdown I would still need the text file restored to its original state.

So basically the text file needs to be restored to it original state regardless if Apache shuts down or not.


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