Filewatcher job

Thread Tools Search this Thread
# 1  
Filewatcher job

Hi Friends
iam using a filewatcher job which checks the path in intervals
below is the script
check_interval=120 # check every 2 minutes 
(( check_interval_minutes=${check_interval}/60 )) 
while [ ${timer1} -lt 180 ] 
if [ -f /home/ab1234/files/abcd.dat ] 
echo "My file exists now..." | mailx -s "File status" emailid
sleep ${check_interval} 
(( timer1=${timer1} ${check_interval_minutes} )) 
#if it does not show up, send alert 
if [ ${fileflag} -eq 0 ] 
echo "1 hours past. FIle still did not arrive" | mailx -s "File status ALERT!" emailid
# if it passes this point and  watch until file arrives 
while [ ${fileflag} -eq 0 ] 
if [ -f /home/ab1234/files/abcd.dat ] 
echo "File arrived and processesing at `date`" | mailx -s "File status" emailid
sleep ${check_interval} 

and when i run im getting
ksh: syntax error: `do' unmatched


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 05-17-2012 at 06:19 AM.. Reason: code tags
# 2  
There is a "done" missing. It helps if you indent your code, then you would have noticed it instantly..
# 3  
Thanks a lot!
added Done at the end
executed the script in this fashion
. ./script.ksh .

and got the below error
$ . ./filewatcher.ksh .
ksh:  timer1=0 2 : syntax error

please advise!

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 05-17-2012 at 06:37 AM..
# 4  
Yes that is a syntax error. I do not know what you are trying to achieve here, I think the arithmetic operator is missing...

That is not how you execute a script BTW. Try:
./filewatcher.ksh .

Make the script executable first..
# 5  
Actually the line
check interval is not resolving
check_interval=120 # check every 5 minutes
(( check_interval_minutes=${check_interval}/60 ))

tried debugging the scrpt using ksh -vx

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 05-17-2012 at 06:47 AM.. Reason: code tags
# 6  
I think it is. According to your error message, the value is 2.

Please view this link to learn the use of code tags.
This User Gave Thanks to Scrutinizer For This Post:
# 7  
i give up ,
unable to solve
BTW # 5 minutes is a typo error
Getting the same error
+ sleep 120
+ ((  timer1=0 2  ))
filewatcher.ksh[16]:  timer1=0 2 : syntax error


Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting


hi All, I ned to write a filewatcher script, with following requirements. 1. The script should look for the file in every 5 min. 2. If the file is found, it should check in every 3 min the size of file. 3. if the file size has not changed in last 4 iterations (i.e. in last 12 min), the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: alok2082
2 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Generic Filewatcher

Hi, I have a requirement wherein i need to have a generic file watcher in place. On presence of a file in a particular directory,the file watcher should identify the related config file and execute the series of the shell scripts mentioned in the config file. eg.Config file (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: dikesm
7 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Autosys filewatcher + ksh script

Hi, A ------> B ------> C I have a scenario where each day, my server B would ftp to server A and pull (A,B,C,D,E) from a specific directory. Server C would need files (B,D) only when server B finished receiving from server A. These files change everyday, so sometimes it takes longer... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: arex876
3 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

autosys job configuration for job failure.

We need to configure autosys that when a job fails continously for 3 times, we need to call another job. Is this possible in Autosys, or can anyone advice on the alternative. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: sangea
2 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Script to Start a Job after finding the Old job completed

Hi Experts, I need a script advice to schedule 12 jobs ( SAS Codes execute back ground ). Algorithem: 1. Script checks first job. 2. Finds first job is done; invoke second job. 3. finds second job is done; invoke third job. .. Request you to please assist. (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Jerald Nathan
3 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

FileWatcher Script

Hi All, Sorry to post these many questions on UNIX. i am new to unix & got only UNIX work in my organization. I need to make a script for File Arrival Check. 1. The script should wait for indicator file for configured amount of time. 2. If the file is not received after the configured... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: Amit.Sagpariya
4 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to insert child job under a box job?

I have this box job and it contains only one job under it which is to load a file. I want to insert a "File Watcher", "Copy File" to it? Have no clue how to do that...any help plzzz... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: xejatt
4 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

Problem with filewatcher...

Hi everyone, Please find the script for Filewatcher rule file,which does the simple job of moving the files whenever it dectects to another directory.And whenever it detects the cmd_mm.stop file,it should terminate the job. INTERVAL 60 ON_FILEWATCH ${HLD}/CMD/* CREATE 0 1 2 0400 5 THEN... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: bhagat.singh-j
2 Replies

9. Solaris

killing a unix job after the job process gets completed

Hi, Thanks in advance. i need to kill a unix background running job after that job process completes. i can kill a job by giving the following unix command kill -9 processid how to kill the job after the current process run gets completed ? Appreciate your valuable help. Thanks... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: dtazv
7 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting

killing unix job after the job process completes

Hi, Thanks in advance. i need to kill a unix background running job after that job process completes. i can kill a job by giving the following unix command kill -9 processid how to kill the job after the current process run gets completed ? Appreciate your valuable help. ... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: dtazv
1 Replies

Featured Tech Videos