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Old 08-28-2009
Multipe conditions in if statement

I have a script that runs every 15 minutes in cron that builds a web page.
It runs at 15, 28, 45 and 58 minutes past the hour. (pretty much evry 15 mins).

Every 2 hours from 6:28 to 18:28 it sends out emails if it finds errors. I do not want it sending email every single time it runs, every 15 mins.

So I have this statement:

if [ "$thour" = "06:28" ] || [ "$thour" = "08:28" ] || [ "$thour" = "10:28" ] || [ "$thour" = "12:28" ] || [ "$thour" = "14:28" ] || [ "$thour" = "16:28" ] || [ "$thour" = "18:28" ];then
send the mail .......

Is there a better way to do this?
something like

if $thour = "06:28" +2 hours up until "22:28" then ...... send the email

If I want to extend it beyond 18:28 as in my pretend statment above .. I'd like to be able to just change a range rather than keep adding more confitions in the if statement.

Whats more is that the script does a bunch of things and this timeline for sending emails is used a few times in the script like this:

build web page one
if errors are found send email to ABC with subject XYZ at times in this range

build web page two
if errors are found send email to DEF with subject UVW at times in this range

and so on .....
# 2  
Old 08-28-2009
then... why not using crontab?
# 3  
Old 08-28-2009
I am using crontab. The cron runs the script every 15 minutes.
I do not want the email every 15 minutes. I want the script to recognize that it's 6:28, time to send an email if there is one to send.

to use the crontab specifically for the email I'd have to have 2 versions of the script in crontab.
# 4  
Old 08-28-2009
Could use a case statement.

hour="`date '+%H:%M'`"
case "${hour}" in
        echo "send_the_mail"

Personally I would have two cron lines and provide a parameter to the script for example "mail_yes" or "mail_no" .
# 5  
Old 08-28-2009

MINUTE=`date '+%M'`
HOUR=`date '+%H'`

case $MINUTE in
        28 )
                case $HOUR in
                     0[6-9] )
                         # insert send email statement(s) here
                     [1-2]* )
                         # insert send email statement(s) here

# 6  
Old 08-28-2009
another way ...

by default, the email will be sent every 2 hours starting 0628 and ending 1828 unless the start and end times are changed ... need to set 3 arguments if needing to extend the end hour and 4 arguments if needing to change the minute with Y as the first argument ... $1 should be Y to send, N to not send, G to send immediately ... if G is selected, no other arguments are required ...

#! /bin/ksh
MYHR=$(date +%H)
MYMIN=$(date +%M)

if [ $MYHR -ge $START -a $MYHR -le $END -a $MYMIN -eq $MIN ]
      ZERO=$(expr $MYHR % 2)
      if [ $ZERO = 0 ]

case $SEND in
Y) if [ $OK = "Y" ]
    fi ;;
G) mail_report ;;

this could be better but i don't have a sun box nor the time to test ... test properly before putting anything into production mode ...
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