[CentOS] Re: help with script

Mark Snyder mark at jmktdis.com
Mon Nov 5 15:32:06 UTC 2007

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 11/2/2007 3:39 PM Mark Snyder spake the following:
>> I am doing a md5sum to verify nightly transfer of files between 
>> servers and want to email the results to support.
>> Everything works fine except reading the contents of the check file 
>> into mail.
>> Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.
>> #!/bin/bash
>> cd /bak
>> md5sum -b `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.tgz > `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.ver
>> diff -s `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.md5 `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.ver > `date 
>> '+%m-%d-%y'`.chk
>> #outfile=`date '+%m-%d-%y'`.chk          #setup name of file to read 
>> into mail
>> mail -s 'file verify' me at mymailaddr.com <<MAIL_IN
>> ~r `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.chk
>> .
>> exit
>> entering the same mail commands from a command prompt works.
>> Mark
> Cron doesn't always have access to the same path and environment as a 
> logged in user. You might have to export some environment var's in the 
> beginning of the script.
thanks Scott

While this is true script is not reading the contents of the diff into mail when the script 
is executed from my normal shell. Is there another way to do this?

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