[CentOS] find errors in a directory of files

Sat Aug 4 22:19:39 UTC 2012
Tim Dunphy <bluethundr at gmail.com>

hello list,

 I'm trying to write a script that will search through a directory of trace
logs for an oracle database. From what I understand new files are always
being created in the directory and it's not possible to know the exact
names of the files before they are created. The purpose of this is to
create service checks in nagios. Because you don't know the names of the
files ahead of time traditional plugins like check_logs or
check_logfiles.plwon't work.

 Here's what I was able to come up with:


crit1=($(grep 'ORA-00600' $log1))
crit2=($(grep 'ORA-04031' $log1))
crit3=($(grep 'ORA-07445' $log1))

if [ $crit1 ] ; then
   echo "$crit1 on ecom1"

elif [ $crit2 ]; then
    echo "$crit2 on ecom1"

elif [ $crit3 ]; then
    echo "$crit3 on ecom1"

echo $status
exit $status

This is a very early version of the scripts, so as you can see I'm echoing
a test message at the end letting you know the exit status.

The problem with this script is that it is only able to detect one error in
the logs. If you echo more than one test phrase into a log file or into
multiple log files it still only picks up one error message.

I was just wondering if anyone on the list might have a suggestion on how
best to accomplish this task?


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