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# 1  
Old 07-10-2012
Need bash script to ping the servers and rename the output file each time the script is ran

I have a file serverlist in that all host names are placed.
i have written a small script

#! /bin/bash
for i in `cat serverlist`
ping $i >> output.txt
so now it creates a file output.txt till here fine..
now each time i run this script the output file name need to be changed..
i tried a lot but unable to do this. any quick help is appreciated
# 2  
Old 07-10-2012
outputfile=$(date +%Y%m%d_%H%M%S.log)
and change the below line
ping $i >> $outputfile

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# 3  
Old 07-10-2012
Like this?

#! /bin/bash
for i in `cat serverlist`
ping $i
done > output.txt_$(date +%d%m%Y%H%M%S)

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# 4  
Old 07-12-2012
THanks it worked..

---------- Post updated at 11:22 AM ---------- Previous update was at 11:21 AM ----------

# 5  
Old 07-13-2012
#! /bin/bash
while read ip
ping $i
done < serverlist > output.txt_$$

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