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Old 08-11-2009
Java Need help to create a script...


Am very new to scripting and yet to start learning... I need a help to create a script which should run in my unix boxes to acheive the following...

1. Need to copy the hosts file and save it as hostDDMMYYY
2. Should comment a line which matches the string cmpd
3. Should add a new entry in the hosts file....

Can some one help me to get this...

Sarav Smilie
# 2  
Old 08-11-2009
I'll start with some hints and can elaborate as required Smilie
Have a look at the output from these commands to see what's useful for you:
  • date +%d%m%Y
  • echo "some text"
    echo "some text" | sed 's/^some/#&/'
  • touch somefile.txt
    cat somefile.txt
    echo "a line of text" >> somefile.txt
    cat somefile.txt
    echo "another line of text" >> somefile.txt
    cat somefile.txt
    echo "a third line of text but a different > command" > somefile.txt
    cat somefile.txt
# 3  
Old 08-11-2009
thank you....But I need to run this remotely....

Any help appreciated!

# 4  
Old 08-11-2009
# 5  
Old 08-11-2009
Sorry rsh is blocked ....
# 6  
Old 08-11-2009
Did you try ssh?

If you wish to run commands against multiple hosts, create a file that lists each of your hosts (one per line). In the script example below, I've used "hostfile".

I've decided to connect to each host via ssh and run a couple of commands. In order to do so, they are passed to the ssh command INSIDE quotation marks. There are many limitations to this - you are welcome to experiment.

Start by running something simple:
for host in `cat hostfile`; do ssh $host "uname -n; touch /tmp/file.`date +%d%m%y`"; done;

Then test it by running:
for host in `cat hostfile`; do echo $host; ssh $host ls -trail /tmp; done

Expand and test where you can. The command `date +%d%m%y` is getting the date from the host where you are running the script - not from the host that you are ssh'ing in to.

Good luck...
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