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Old 08-19-2009
while loop

I have scnerio like this ,the below files comming from remote server 
It has to do infinete loop till all files arrives i.e.
if first file "file1.txt" arrives then copy  files1 related  to another location  
and sleep for 5 mins and then check for
if  2nd file comes "file2.txt" then then copy files2 related to another location 
and sleep for 5 mins and then check for
if 3rd file comes "file3.txt" then then copy files3 related to another location.Please any idea using while loop.


Thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 08-19-2009
Use a counter, set it at 0, then in your while loop, just increment when any of your if condition is true, and exit the loop when counter = 3
# 3  
Old 08-19-2009
Hi ,
Thanks for your replay.I need to check for this file first whichever file comes at that path and then check for another file so and so.....

ex:If file2.ext was present in path then copy file2_* files to another location 
then check for another file if exist then copy those files.Any idea
.I have come up with this sample code ,I am not sure how to do looping till 3 files available.

while [$count -eq 3 ]
copy files which are realted to file1_*
count=`expr $count+1`

# 4  
Old 08-19-2009
Well, what isnt clear to me in your logic is:
1) Do/can the files arrive separately?
2)Do they arrive in the correct sequence?

1) means testing if any of the three files are present, may have an impact on counter logic ( e.g. file2 and file3 found at the same time...)

2) means you can use the counter value as filenumber in your condition (IF)

Dont forget the sleep before the "done" line

---------- Post updated at 18:07 ---------- Previous update was at 18:04 ----------

Not sure I understood you second post...

3 files 1,2,3
OK file2 found and copied
check for another file -> which one?
# 5  
Old 08-19-2009
Hi ,
Sorry for not explained properely

3 indicator files are comming from 3 different remote server ,they will come at any time once those related files from reomte server push to my local server( .If any indicator file receive first copy those related files and check for every 5 mins for other indicator files to receive)

     Indicator files


Related files



Last edited by vbe; 08-20-2009 at 06:05 AM.. Reason: presentation
# 6  
Old 08-20-2009
What makes it a bit tricky is the fact that you copy the file without removeing them ( they are still there at next test...) is that so?
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