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Old 06-03-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Post Need help with major scripting project!!!!

Please need help with major scripting project have no clue first time linux user. Help would be much appreciated.
run from the command line with parameters pass in to it or run in interactive
mode (a menu system).
script must be able to start any program/s that is/are passed into the script as a parameter/s or a
single program input from the menu system (interactive mode). If there are no parameters passed
into your script, the script will then show the menu system (default behaviour).
After the program that has been chosen your script/s does the following:
First script checks that the target program file exists and reports the fact if it’s not found.
script will then start the target program.
If the running target program halts, script will then attempt to restart it.
Your script maintains an error log – failure of the target program to start, program has stopped and
the program restarted. All entries in the error log are to be date stamped. Note: Error log name is to
be the first parameter or asked for by menu-system.
Also script will report to the user via mail failure to start( after five attempts), that the program
has stopped and has fail to restart (mail account is second parameter or input from user).
In the case of the menu system the program will report to the screen, a non-existing file or the failure
of the initial start and waits for further input from the user. In the case of the command –line version
the program also reports to the screen the failure of the initial start and then aborts.
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Homework, eh?
Old 06-03-2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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Sooo is this Homework?

If so it's not the policy of this site to do others homework, why not show what you have already done and I'm sure someone will give you some hints.
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Per the LQ Rules, please do not post homework assignments verbatim. We're happy to assist if you have specific questions or have hit a stumbling point, however. Let us know what you've already tried and what references you have used (including class notes, books, and Google searches) and we'll do our best to help. Also, keep in mind that your instructor might also be an LQ member.

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