Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Check Directory for files & Email Post 302968012 by Nvizn on Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:01:44 PM
Thanks for your response, Peasant. I had decided to do the following before your response, and is working great. It looks to see if any files exists, sends the contents to a text file and emails the output of the file. If no items exists in the directory, it does nothing. This is only a quarter of the entire script and what needs to be done. I may be posting additional questions on this.:

Code:
dir=/directory/file/*
file=/usr/local/mailfile.txt


if [ "$(ls -a $dir)" ] ; then
        ls -la $dir > $file
else
        :
fi

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

 
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rbash - restricted bash, see bash(1) RESTRICTED SHELL
If bash is started with the name rbash, or the -r option is supplied at invocation, the shell becomes restricted. A restricted shell is used to set up an environment more controlled than the standard shell. It behaves identically to bash with the exception that the follow- ing are disallowed or not performed: o changing directories with cd o setting or unsetting the values of SHELL, PATH, ENV, or BASH_ENV o specifying command names containing / o specifying a file name containing a / as an argument to the . builtin command o specifying a filename containing a slash as an argument to the -p option to the hash builtin command o importing function definitions from the shell environment at startup o parsing the value of SHELLOPTS from the shell environment at startup o redirecting output using the >, >|, <>, >&, &>, and >> redirection operators o using the exec builtin command to replace the shell with another command o adding or deleting builtin commands with the -f and -d options to the enable builtin command o using the enable builtin command to enable disabled shell builtins o specifying the -p option to the command builtin command o turning off restricted mode with set +r or set +o restricted. These restrictions are enforced after any startup files are read. When a command that is found to be a shell script is executed, rbash turns off any restrictions in the shell spawned to execute the script. SEE ALSO
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