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Hi All I have a requiremnt to run a script inside another script.
here i am pulling the record count from the table in oracle.If record count is greater than 0 the script is executed.The scripts updates the count in the table and again the count is found out and the condition is checked and same loop is continues.Here the script that is inside the main script . /data1/xyz.sh takes some time and creates one 0 byte file after the script is executed.So i want to put a sleep command there and check every 5 mins if the file is created or not.if its is not created then one comamnd should be there to touch the file.if it is created then again it will take the coutn from database .. where and how to put that sleep command.

#!/bin/ksh
i=`sqlplus –s ………………………………………….`
while [ $i –gt 0]
do
. /data1/xyz.sh
----------------------sleep and check if file has been created
i=`sqlplus –s ………………………………………….`
done

please help me to write the complete script
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Hammer & Screwdriver

Code:
sleep 300

should wait 5 minutes

Code:
if [ -e myfile ]
  then
  do your stuff
fi

checks to see if file myfile exists
if so, then replace do your stuff with whatever you are trying to do
# 3  
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeyg
Code:
sleep 300

should wait 5 minutes

Code:
if [ -e myfile ]
  then
  do your stuff
fi

checks to see if file myfile exists
if so, then replace do your stuff with whatever you are trying to do
the sleep should be in a loop.until the scriptis executed completely it would recursively check if the file is created.the script may check one hour or more.once the script is executed but if it doecnot create the file then there should be touch command to create a file
# 4  
Let me put my requirement in the otherway.The script i am running may have 3 kind of status at any point of time.Running,success or failed.We can get the status for a varibale stat.
So the loop should contunuously check the status of the job every 5 mins.

if stat='RUNNING'
sleep for next 5 mins and check the status again.If again it is RUNNING then sleep for next 5 mins and so on.If the status is FAILED then it should exit out of the loop.If the status is SUCCESS it should execute one command.

So the basic requirement is to check the stat varibale's value every 5 min and do the action as specified above.

Please help me put this requirenment in the script
 

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