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Old 11-12-2002, 04:02 PM   #1
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Post Clearlog

Hello all, I am new to the forum and to Linux. I am trying to write a program to clear my logs I have the send text as

command clearlog*

the text of the program is ::

cat /dev/null > syslog
cat /dev/null > messages

This program is on another machine but I cannot seem to be able to get it to excute at the clearlog command. Am I missing somethin??

Should I use make ??

Thanks all
Old 11-19-2002, 08:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ, Rhelmich.

You have your program clearlog on 1 machine and you want it to run on another? Have you copied it over?

Since your program is basically a quick 'n' dirty shell script, there's no need to make anything! If I have got the jist of what you're saying correct, then all you should need to do is copy the program from one computer to another (mount the floppy, copy the file over, unmount the floppy, take disk to other computer, mount floppy, copy the file over, unmount floppy, get glass of lemonade ) and run! Or have I misunderstood?


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