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Old 08-10-2009
Email Alerts

hi
I am running so scripts that clean up empty folders on our servers once a week.
I run from a cron. But what i would like to do is add a email notfication so i can be notified that it completed.
The script is
#Clean Empty Folders on Studio Share

perl /appcfg/Admin_Backup_Files/Script_Folder_Cleanup/clean.pl /prod/CLIENTS/0/
perl /appcfg/Admin_Backup_Files/Script_Folder_Cleanup/clean.pl /prod/CLIENTS/1/

So what i need once the script has finished i get email notfication
thanks in advanced
Treds
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Old 08-10-2009
You can add the following line to your script to send emails:
Code:
echo "Here is some text" | /usr/bin/mailx -s "some subject line" me@mydomain.com

If you only need to know when it's finished and don't care about the success or failure, the above line at the end of the script will work.

If you want more info or smarts, you can wrap some logic around your perl /appcfg/... lines to see if they exit OK (exit code = 0) or an error (exit code != 0) and make the appropriate action accordingly.

However, cron has some builtin smarts that will have it email the owner of the job automatically if it produces any output and remain silent if not. It could be sufficient to just have clean.pl produce output if it hits an issue.
Or if you just need a notification, end your script with:
Code:
echo "done at `date`"

Or something like that...
 

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