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Old 10-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
sukinder
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Question Using mailx in if statement


Hi,

I am totally new to shell scripts. I have a requirement to send mails if a job fails. I wrote the below script and setup the cron job. However, the scripts sends mail even if the job is successful. Could anyone please help me to resolve this issue:

My script:

#!/bin/bash
cd /interface/i_tane01/

mv /PROD/incoming/ABC.txt /PROD/archive/ABC`date '+_%m%d%y_%H:%M:%S'`.txt

if [ "$?" -ne "0" ];
then echo "Archeiving Error" | mailx -s "ABC_Err" ABC@123.com
exit 1
fi

When I execute the same script manually using ./file.sh command, it works very well. But, when I set this in cron job, it is sending mails everytime.

Your help on this is very much appriciated.

Thanks,
 
Old 10-19-2011, 06:03 PM   #2
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the scripts sends mail even if the job is successful.
From 'man 5 crontab': "If MAILTO is defined (and non-empty), mail is sent to the user so named. If MAILTO is defined but empty (MAILTO=""), no mail will be sent.".
 
Old 10-20-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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Thank you for your response.

But I am not sure how to check this as a thrid party is involved in setting up the cron jobs. Could you please elobrate on this?
Many thanks in advance!
 
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I am not sure how to check this
grep the cronjob, just a plain text file, for the variable named "MAILTO" ('grep -i ^mailto= /path/to/file') or open it using your favorite text editor.
 
  


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