Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Check Directory for files & Email Post 302967604 by Nvizn on Thursday 25th of February 2016 01:37:54 PM
Check Directory for files & Email

I'm working on a bash script to move files from one location, to two. The first part of my challenge is intended to check a particular directory for contents (e.g. files or other items in it), if files exists, then send the list of names to a txt file and email me the text file. If files do not exist, do nothing. It's not working as intended. Mailing the file is fine. Checking for contents, sending contents to file, is not. Assistance is appreciated.

Here's where I am.

Code:

file2=/directory/file/*
file=/usr/local/mailfile.txt


if [ -f ${file2} ];
 then
  ls -la $file2 > $file
fi

if [ -s ${file} ] ; then
  mail -s "$Subject" "$Recipients"  < $file
fi

 
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CP(1)							      General Commands Manual							     CP(1)

NAME
cp - copy SYNOPSIS
cp [ -ip ] file1 file2 cp [ -ipr ] file ... directory DESCRIPTION
File1 is copied onto file2. By default, the mode and owner of file2 are preserved if it already existed; otherwise the mode of the source file modified by the current umask(2) is used. The -p option causes cp to attempt to preserve (duplicate) in its copies the modification times and modes of the source files, ignoring the present umask. In the second form, one or more files are copied into the directory with their original file-names. Cp refuses to copy a file onto itself. If the -i option is specified, cp will prompt the user with the name of the file whenever the copy will cause an old file to be overwrit- ten. An answer of 'y' will cause cp to continue. Any other answer will prevent it from overwriting the file. If the -r option is specified and any of the source files are directories, cp copies each subtree rooted at that name; in this case the destination must be a directory. SEE ALSO
cat(1), mv(1), rcp(1C) 4th Berkeley Distribution June 8, 1985 CP(1)

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