Strange "mv" issue


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Strange "mv" issue

Hi Folks -


I have this piece of code within a function:


Code:
    echo ---------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                
    echo "Download Data File"                                         
    echo ---------------------------------------------------------
    echo "Action    : downloadfile"
    echo "Data File : ${_TEMPFILE}"
    echo ---------------------------------------------------------

    pushd "${_EPMAUTOMATE_BIN}"
    #    ./epmautomate.sh downloadfile ${_DATAMGMT_BIN}/${_TEMPFILE} > /dev/null
        _RVAL="$?"

        if [ "$_RVAL" -eq "0" ]
        then
            echo && echo "Successful : Download Data File"                           
        else
            echo && echo "Failed : Download Data File"          
        fi
    
        #::-- Move and rename Data File to XXXX_XXXX_MM_YYYY format --::#
        mkdir -p "${_INBOXPATH}"
        mv "${_TEMPFILE}" "{_INBOXPATH}${_FILE}"
    popd


And it keeps erroring out saying:
Quote:
mv: cannot stat `tempFDMEE.csv': No such file or directory

Quote:
_TEMPFILE is tempFDMEE.csv

However, I can confirm tempFDMEE.csv exists in this bin:
Code:
_EPMAUTOMATE_BIN


Am I doing anything wrong? Thanks!
# 2  
Seems you are missing a “$” in your code?
# 3  
What you have posted as material for troubleshooting is very ambiguous and your confirmation that tempFDMEE.csv exists doesn't help, since you did not post any result or output that really confirms it.

That said, here some tips that you may choose to put in practice.
Add set -xv somewhere in the beginning of the script to help you debug

I do not know why you commented this line:
Code:
#    ./epmautomate.sh downloadfile ${_DATAMGMT_BIN}/${_TEMPFILE} > /dev/null

and not the following, expecting something meaningful of it
Code:
        if [ "$_RVAL" -eq "0" ]
        then
            echo && echo "Successful : Download Data File"                           
        else
            echo && echo "Failed : Download Data File"          
        fi

Back again to the following line but without comment and assuming that is free of issues

Code:
./epmautomate.sh downloadfile ${_DATAMGMT_BIN}/${_TEMPFILE} > /dev/null

Redirecting the stdout to oblivion doesn't very robust. Is there a possibility that the output is the content of the download? Who knows?
./epmauthomate.sh should send information and status of the running of program, including warnings and errors to stderr. In that way you may be able to ignore it if you choose it as 2> /dev/null


Concerning:
Code:
if [ "$_RVAL" -eq "0" ]

The return of the previous command with a zero, in this case is not a guarantee the veracity of the echo statement:
Code:
echo "Successful : Download Data File"

Depending how it was written ./epmauthomate.sh could and will return a zero even when the result was not a successful download but rather a clean exist.

Perhaps something like this would be more ensuring
Code:
if [ "$_RVAL" -eq "0" ] && [ -e "${_TEMPFILE}" ]


Code:
        then
            echo && echo "Successful : Download Data File"                           
        else
            echo && echo "Failed : Download Data File"          
        fi

The && is superfluous or without purpose.

Consider this:
Code:
        then
            echo
            echo "Successful : Download Data File"                           
        else
            echo 
            echo "Failed : Download Data File"

What's the problem with this?
Code:
        mv "${_TEMPFILE}" "${_INBOXPATH}${_FILE}"

As shown, it does regardless if the file exist or was downloaded successfully, despise of the claim to the contrary.
Code:
[ -e "${_TEMPFILE}" ] && mv "${_TEMPFILE}" "${_INBOXPATH}${_FILE}"

would test before trying to mv.

Some possible changes, then, assuming that ${_FILE} has a proper value.

Code:
    echo ---------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                
    echo "Download Data File"                                         
    echo ---------------------------------------------------------
    echo "Action    : downloadfile"
    echo "Data File : ${_TEMPFILE}"
    echo ---------------------------------------------------------

    pushd "${_EPMAUTOMATE_BIN}"
       ./epmautomate.sh downloadfile ${_DATAMGMT_BIN}/${_TEMPFILE} 2> /dev/null
        _RVAL="$?"

        if [ "$_RVAL" -eq "0" ] && [ -e "${_TEMPFILE}" ]
        then
            echo
            echo "Successful : Download Data File" 

           mkdir -p "${_INBOXPATH}"
           mv "${_TEMPFILE}" "${_INBOXPATH}${_FILE}"
                                     
        else
            echo
            echo "Failed : Download Data File"          
        fi
     popd

------ Post updated at 09:56 AM ------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neo
Seems you are missing a “$” in your code?
Good catch but it doesn't explain the output:
Code:
mv: cannot stat `tempFDMEE.csv': No such file or directory

If the file tempFDMEE.csv exists
Code:
mv "${_TEMPFILE}" "{_INBOXPATH}${_FILE}"

It would rename tempFDMEE.csv literately {_INBOXPATH}whatever_${_FILE}_has_or_nothing in the current directory

Last edited by Aia; 09-02-2018 at 01:58 PM.. Reason: inline code for && and remove dangling [/CODE]
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# 4  
Thank you for your help!
I've updted the code per your reccomendations and it's working as expected. The original issues was a pathing error - my fault. But your suggestions were applicable and best practice so I added them.


The "#" was just to comment out that line so it wouldn't fire while I debugged.


Thanks again and have a great labor day!
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