Intercepting SIGINT in a bash script

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Old 07-01-2009
Intercepting SIGINT in a bash script

I've written a bash script which captures video with DVgrab. Because of the nature of the tapes that I am digitizing, sometimes I want to quit capturing before the time that I set for DVgrab. When this is the case I press Ctrl-c and DVgrab exits cleanly, my problem is that there is additional information that the script prints in the terminal with 'echo' when the script runs till it's set time. When I Ctrl-c none of this information prints...

Is there a way to intercept the SIGINT ( I think this is what I want, but I could be wrong) and have it operate exactly as it does by default, but additionally echo a few varibles in the terminal?

Preferably I would like to do this just in my script... and not effect the way Ctrl-c functions system wide.

Not sure if it matters, but based on my reading prior to this post I wasn't sure, but I run this script in a virtual terminal in gnome on an Ubuntu (8.10) Linux machine

The bit that I wanted to add when Ctrl-c is pressed looks like this:

echo -e "\E[31;40m++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
echo "+               Warning - Capture Ended Early                           +"
echo "++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
echo -e "\E[30;47m++ Format: $FORMAT    ++ Min Remaing on $destination : $minremain    "
echo "++ Deck: $deck_number          ++ Customer: $customer      " 
echo "++ Rec Time: $tape_length  ++ Tape: $tapename"

Thanks in advance!
# 2  
Old 07-01-2009
trap 'echo "Control-C disabled." ' 2
... your code here.

# 3  
Old 07-01-2009
I ended up making it look like this, But you gave what I needed to get there, thanks.

trap 'echo -e "\E[31;40m\n++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++\n
+                   WARNING - Early Exit                         +\n
++ Format: $FORMAT    ++ Min Remaing on $destination : $minremain    \n
++ Deck: $deck_number          ++ Customer: $customer      \n
++ Rec Time: $tape_length  ++ Tape: $tapename"' 0

# 4  
Old 07-01-2009
trap "some command goes here" 0

executes on shell script exit
# 5  
Old 07-01-2009
Yes, I see that.... I just finished a 2 hr tape and my warning poped up after it ran for the full allotted time and exited normally...

I changed the -2- to -0- just guessing and i thought it was working.... ( I can't for the life of me find a listing of 'trap options' explaining what each number here would do?) I switched it because the -2- option isn't ending the script? It prints my inserted code, but doesn't bring back the prompt, it just continues the script?

---------- Post updated at 04:50 PM ---------- Previous update was at 04:27 PM ----------

Ok, I spoke too soon. the -2- option does stop DVgrab (it doesn't exit the script when i press Ctrl-c before the point in the script when DVgrab starts.... Which is fine except, I also have a function that runs a countdown in my script, and this countdown continues after Ctrl-c... The countdown function looks like this:

function countdown
        local OLD_IFS="${IFS}"
        local ARR=( $1 )
        local SECONDS=$((  (ARR[0] * 60 * 60) + (ARR[1] * 60) + ARR[2]  ))
        local START=$(date +%s)
        local END=$((START + SECONDS))
        local CUR=$START

        while [[ $CUR -lt $END ]]
                CUR=$(date +%s)

                printf "\r%02d:%02d:%02d" \
                        $((LEFT/3600)) $(( (LEFT/60)%60)) $((LEFT%60))

                sleep 1
        echo "        "

Is there something that I could include in my -trap- code that would kill this function and print my warning?

# 6  
Old 07-06-2009
Ok, so I turned my brain on and figured out my solution... I hate it when I catch myself getting lazy on here...

For anyone following the thread, this does what I described needing
trap 'CUR=$END 
sleep 1 
echo -e "\E[31;40m\n++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
\n+                   WARNING - Early Exit                         +
\E[30;47m\n++ Format: $FORMAT    ++ Min Remaing on $destination : $minremain    
\n++ Deck: $deck_number          ++ Customer: $customer      
\n++ Rec Time: $tape_length  ++ Tape: $tapename"
exit ' 2

Oh, I added the 'sleep' to account for DVgrab's exit info that it prints... otherwise I was getting a few lines printed after the warning...

And I added 'exit' at the end so that the script didn't continue after killing the countdown function

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