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Old 07-21-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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bash scripting chkconfig, chmod, and chown

I'm trying to write a simple(ler) bash script to does a mass changes in ~200 chmods, ~200 chowns, ~60 chkconfigs on 400+ systems. There's no real uniformity to any one of the three areas. I'm actually typing it in a very simplistic way...

sample code

if [ ! $UID -eq 0 ]; then
echo "This script must be run as root."
exit 1

/sbin/chkconfig nfs on
/sbin/chkconfig sendmail off


chmod 400 /etc/at.allow
chown root:root /etc/at.allow
chmod 600 /etc/at.deny
chown root:root /etc/at.deny
chown lp:sys /etc/cups/cupsd.conf


Again this is a simplified and truncated form of my script. Any help or advice would be appreciated!
Old 07-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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Given ~400 systems, you might want to log the output from the script and diff it against expected output to identify any exceptions.

Perhaps pedantically, the command id -u is more robust than depending on $UID.


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