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Old 11-05-2009
help with if statement perl scripting

Sorry for the newbie question

I need to create a perl script to check the modifed time of a file I already have that part created but need help in creating a if statement that basicly will check to see if the modifed time is at least 2hrs older then the current time if the stament is true to send out a email

here is what I have
the print statement are mainly just for debugging purpose
use strict;
use warnings;
use POSIX;
# To get time
my $currDate = time;
my $thisFile = "/usr/local/ahps2/tmp/****";
my $mtime  = (stat($thisFile))[9];
print "1: $mtime \n";
my @lt = localtime($mtime);
# The get file info
my $ptime = strftime ("%R",@lt);
print "2: $ptime \n";
print "3: $currDate \n";
print "\n";
print $currDate . "\n";

Last edited by pludi; 11-06-2009 at 02:31 AM.. Reason: code tags, please...
# 2  
Old 11-05-2009
Originally Posted by nettech207
if statement that basicly will check to see if the modifed time is at least 2hrs older then the current time if the stament is true to send out a email
Since "time" returns the number of non-leap seconds since whatever time your system considers to be The Epoch, you simply need to check that the difference between current time and the file's mtime is at least 7200.

Here's one way to do it:

$ cat -n
     1  #!/usr/bin/perl -w
     2  $file = $ARGV[0];
     3  if (time - (stat($file))[9] >= 7200) {
     4    print "The file $file is at least 2 hours old.\n";
     5  } else {
     6    print "The file $file is less than 2 hours old.\n";
     7  }
$ # I have a file already (tstfile) that is more than 2 hours old
$ perl tstfile
The file tstfile is at least 2 hours old.
$ # And I shall create a file right now
$ touch newfile
$ perl newfile
The file newfile is less than 2 hours old.

# 3  
Old 11-06-2009
thanks durden that helps alot now to figure oout how to sendmail if statement is true

thanks again

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