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Old 07-22-2019
Idea to make a function as microservice

Hello -

I wrote few scripts on bash shell script and grafana triggers those scripts and show on console .

I want to write the console output to a log file as well by using tee command and I am successful as well . I am wondering Instead of writing same logic on multiple scripts , why should I write a microservice ( create another script) and pass the tee output to the new service .

I am stucked with two qns
1. How can i send the tee output to another shell script and the function inside it ?
2. what need to mentioned on the function inside new service?
# 2  
Old 07-23-2019
You could source the script with the function in it, perhaps that is what you need.
$ cat my_function_script.sh
function welcome () {
   echo "Hello there"

$ cat my_call_script.sh
source ./my_function_script.sh
echo "Get ready for a greeting ....."
echo "I hope you liked your greeting"

$ ./my_call_script.sh
Get ready for a greeting .....
Hello there
I hope you liked your greeting


Does that do the sort of thing you need? You may also see the shortcut of . instead of source but it;'s a little less clear and more difficult to search for. You would end up with a line like . ./my_function_script.sh

Either way, the script being sourced is executed in the current shell so the declared functions remain available. You have to be careful that you really want to run it, so most people have a block on functions only in what they source in.

I hope that this helps,

Last edited by rbatte1; 07-23-2019 at 07:30 AM.. Reason: Managed to double-up CODE tags
# 3  
Old 07-23-2019
Hello Robin ,

Thanks for sharing the idea. I had this Idea and using it , but what I am not sure is

1. consider I have a logging script as you mentioned , which will have logic to post to a log file .
2. Now , how will I call that script ? I will source it thought . Lets look this example -

echo -n -e  "OS Architecture : "$(arch | grep x86_64 &> /dev/null)| tee -a "$FinalLogName"  && echo -e  " 64 Bit OS\n" | tee -a "$FinalLogName" || echo -e  " 32 Bit OS" | tee -a "$FinalLogName"

In this if you see , I am posting to console as well as with tee , sending to a logfile as well . How can i convert this , can u help me ?
# 4  
Old 07-25-2019
I'm not sure on your question, but your code is a little confusing with all the quotes and the sub-process in $(...). I think that the decision for true && is based on the output of the echo -n -e "OS Archi..... statement rather thatn the result of the sub-process.

I think you are trying to make a decision based on the output of arch | grep .... so perhaps the following would be more suitable:-
[ "$(arch)" = "x86_64" ]  && myarch="64 Bit" || myarch="32 Bit"
echo "OS Architecture : ${myarch}" | tee -a "${FinalLogName}"

There will be other perhaps neater ways to do this, but this is more explicit to me; make the decision and set your message then have one output statement to show the whole thing (copied to the log)

Does that help, or have I missed the point entirely?

Kind regards,

Last edited by rbatte1; 07-25-2019 at 07:18 AM.. Reason: Missed a closing quote and added braces round variable name
# 5  
Old 07-25-2019
From what I see - I doubt I ifully understand what you're after - a "group command" and "process substitution" (both man bash) might do what you need:

{ command && echo "good" || echo "bad"; } | tee -a somelogfile > >(yourevaluatescript)

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