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Old 06-16-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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echo and grep

Hi All,

I just need a line some thing like this in my report

backup status: backup complete successfully

I use the following command in the script

echo "Directory backup:" grep successfull /tmp/backup/$File.log >> /report

I just grep result in my report file after executing the script. Any ideas??

Old 06-16-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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echo "Directory backup:" `grep successfull /tmp/backup/$File.log` >> /report
ought to do it.
Old 06-16-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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That did the trick.

Thanks again.
Old 06-16-2010, 09:17 PM   #4
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And what if it is not successful? Wouldn't you like it to tell you what happened? Or that it failed? (And what if it spelled successful correctly, and your grep didn't find it? ).

A little creativity with scripting can resolve those questions. Any command returns a success code, and those can be used in IF statements. So, with

if [ 'grep success /tmp/backup/$File.log' ]

you could put appropriate information in your report whether it succeeds or fails.


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