[CentOS] Using Make in frequent cron job

Chad Woolley thewoolleyman at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 22:36:37 EDT 2010


On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 6:58 PM, Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com> wrote:
> Is there a way to get Make to be silent when it does nothing, but have its
> normal verbosity when something is made?

You can write a wrapper script and run it in a subshell to capture the
output.  Pretend echo is make:

a=$(echo 'made something') # no output
if echo $a | grep 'made something' > /dev/null; then
  echo $a
fi

HTH,
-- Chad


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