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Re: filter utility to send cron e-mail only if unexpected output



Title: Re: filter utility to send cron e-mail only if unexpected output

Alex Samad wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 12:07:18PM -0400, Barclay, Daniel wrote:
>> Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
>>> In <4A01AC7B.4010101@fgm.com>, Barclay, Daniel wrote:
>>>> Does Debian have any utility to address the following situation?
>>> Not that I know of.
>>>
>>>> I have some scripts that I run both manually and as cron jobs.  The
>>>> scripts generate stdout/stderr output reporting what they're doing.
>>>>
> [snip]
>
>>>> I started to write a wrapper script to take a command to execute and a
>>>> file of regular expressions defining expected output lines ...
>> ...
...
>
> I have a script that checks for ppp session outages through syslog, I
> only want to be notified of changes, i save output and then diff it with
> new output. 

Yeah, that might be a good way to do it too (not having to define as manually
what isexpected ).




Daniel
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