Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


How can I automate a script?


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting How can I automate a script?
# 1  
Old 07-07-2009
MySQL How can I automate a script?

Hi All,

Can I automate a script when some one trying to 'vi' (open) a file.

For Example, I am having a file named 'SecuredShell.sh'.

when a user types " vi SecuredShell.sh " in unix command prompt a script named secure.sh needs to be automated.

Can this be possible. if Yes please guide me how to do that.

Thank you all in advance for your valid solutions!! Smilie
# 2  
Old 07-08-2009
Sorry, that was not clear.

did you mean to say a different script needs to be invoked when securedshell is opened via vi, then in that case, provide a custom script like yourVi and link to the actual vi.
# 3  
Old 07-08-2009
Bug

Your question is not clear..
I think,this approach might help you. You can write a script which will keep on check whether any file opened thru vi. This can be checked thru ps command. If it is opened, then you need to take actions whatever you need.

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #820
Difficulty: Easy
Before CSS, nearly all presentational attributes of HTML documents were contained within the HTML markup.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Windows & DOS: Issues & Discussions

automate the script

Dear all, I I want to login to my Linux machine using putty and then run some script from Windows machine.we can do it after loging it and then execute the script by typing it in putty command line screen. but I want to automate it.So whenever I will fire this script,it will do the following... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: smartgupta
4 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Automate remote script

Hi all, I need to execute a script on a remote machine that are connected to the network.The basic requirement is to write a script which will login in remote machine and then execute the other script automatically placed in remote machine.So that I need to execute the remote machine script... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: smartgupta
3 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

mail script to automate

Hi, Here below the logs from the mail server: less /var/log/messages: Sep 6 04:03:31 server-59 out: 1252227811|webmaster@zilia.com|antonino.granata@gmail.com|2175|success|1 Sep 6 04:03:33 server-59 in: 1252227813|news@tarot.com|junk@thess.com|30376|success|1 Sep 6 04:03:35 server-59... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: gsiva
8 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Looking for help with a script to automate VLC

Hi, New member here looking for help. This might not be a post for the 'VERY basics' section, so feel free to move it to somewhere more appropriate. I've created a script that searches my computer for video files, creates a list of these files, and selects a number of random entries to play in... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: uncertain
2 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Automate Script ***V. Urgent

Hi All, ./procdure.ksh which opens the below the menu, I want to build a script which will press 4 and run the Sector Data Automatically (instead of pressing option 4 manually) Is there any way for this, please let me know... 1) FX Rates MDU 9) Fidessa Cash... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: niceboykunal123
7 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Automate shell script

I would like to automate script where i do not have to manually insert the username and password I wrote two different scripts but not able to achieve the results: here's to scripts i wrote #!/bin/bash cd /var/tmp /home/server/steve/pca --askauth -idx /opt/app/bin/expect <<EOF expect... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: sam786
3 Replies

7. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Shell Script to Automate

I would like to automate script where i do not have to manually insert the username and password I wrote two different scripts but not able to achieve the results: here's to scripts i wrote #!/bin/bash cd /var/tmp /home/server/steve/pca --askauth -idx /opt/app/bin/expect <<EOF expect... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: sam786
1 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Script(s) to Automate Tasks

I know that this has a bad title, but I'm not sure how to sum it up well. (And I'm new to Linux in general, so please excuse any incorrect terminology :o) Anyway, I'm trying to create a script that gets whatever folder you're in, and then does a command with that directory as an argument. I... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: droppedonjapan
2 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

here document to automate perl script that call script

I am trying to use a here document to automate testing a perl script however when the perl script hits a system(perl subscript.pl) call, input is no longer entered into this subscript. here is my script $ cat test.sh #ksh for testcase do program <<-EOF | tee -a funcscnlog.log y... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: hogger84
3 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

automate the input in a script

I have a program that i have to run by cron. The program needs user input. So i have to automate that in a littke script. start of script program.sh: result=program.log; export result echo Program starting : `date` >> $result /usr/local/program >> $result echo Program running : `date` >>... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: erwinspeybroeck
11 Replies

Featured Tech Videos