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Old 09-13-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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shell script to copy lines from a file

Hi I want to create a script that will copy the daily mail from /var/spool/mail/root and send it to a user.

as in copy from var/spool/mail/root where date = date > /home/user/tmp

any pointers appreciated

Old 09-13-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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day=$(date +%d)
let yesterday=$day-1
month=$(date "+%b")
grepline="$month $yesterday"

grep -m 2 --after-context=100 "${grepline}" /var/spool/mail/root
It seems to work ok for me pulling out yesterdays mail. Maybe send
the output to a file or something.
Old 09-14-2004, 09:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for that I will have a play with it.



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