Posts Tagged ‘script’

Bash Script: Time, Tar, Date & Email

As im trying to learn bash scripting its easier if you have a little idea of a script that can be useful to you. For this example I want to backup a set of files/directories and have the script email me with the date, contents of the tar and the time it took to run the process…not as easy as it looks due to the “time command” outputting to stderr. The script can then be used as a cron job.

#!/bin/bash

set -e
set -u

DATESTAMP=`date ‘+%d_%m_%Y-%H%M’` #Date will appear in day_month_year-hour&min format
EMAIL=”user@uni.edu.au” #Define an email address for mail to use
SUBJECT=”Backup completed for PC-HTPC $DATESTAMP” #Create a subject for the mail including the date defined above
ARCHIVE=”backup_$DATESTAMP.tar.gz” #Create a name for the tarfile including the date defined above
BODY=`(time tar -cvpzf $ARCHIVE test*) 2>&1`#The tar command (including being timed) and redirecting stderr to stdout

echo -e “$ARCHIVE\n\n$BODY” | mail -s “$SUBJECT” “$EMAIL” #Using the variables archive and body and using the mail command to send the email

Using sed to remove lines

So you have the following list of email addresses in the syntax user@uni.edu.au and you want to strip out everything after the @ sign leaving you will a list of usernames. The user names need then to be on one line only.

So for example if the file called “email_list” looked like this:

test1@uni.edu.au
test2@uni.edu.au
test3@uni.edu.au

To get the first part working:

# cat email_list | sed ‘s/@.*//’

Meaning everything after the @ replace with nothing.

You will get a list like this:

test1
test2
test3

….but we want the output all on one line to be able to copy and paste it:

# echo $(cat email | sed ‘s/@.*//’)

Now you get:

test1 test2 test3

Bash Script 1.2

#!/bin/bash

set -e
set -u

# Removed the _SRC_ROOT variable and replaced with input defined by the user

if [ $# -ge 1 ] && [ -d $1 ]; then
_SRC_ROOT=$1
else
echo “No valid directory provided, please use ./src-sanity-check <directory>. Script is exiting”
exit 1
fi

_ACTION=all

if [ $# -ge 2 ]; then
_ACTION=$2
fi

function list_src_dirs {

find $_SRC_ROOT -type d -printf ‘%m\t%u\t%g\t%p\n’ 2>/dev/null | \
sed  ‘/\/__/d; /RCS$/d’

}

function list_src_dirs_perm_err {

list_src_dirs | sed -nr ‘/\t(source|sys)\t/p’ | sed -r ‘/^277[05]/d’ | sort -k 2

}

echo $_SRC_ROOT
echo $_ACTION

When you define a directory or any information along with the script its assigned a value, for example:

./src-sanity-check.sh /src/config/redhat

/src/config/redhat will be defined as $1

Example:

./src-sanity-check.sh /src/config/redhat xxx

xxx will be defined as $2

so:

if [ $# -ge 1 ] && [ -d $1 ]; then
_SRC_ROOT=$1

This means if the $# input is greater or equal to 1 and is a directory then assign the value of $1 to _SRC_ROOT (which can be used later)

else
echo “No valid directory provided, please use ./src-sanity-check <directory>. Script is exiting”
exit 1
fi

So, if a value is not assigned to $1 provide the error stated above and exit the script.

We then define a new variable:

_ACTION=all

and start the next if statement:

if [ $# -ge 2 ]; then
_ACTION=$2
fi

Meaning if the second input $2 is defined then assign this value to _ACTION

Currently at the end of the script the two values are called:

echo $_SRC_ROOT
echo $_ACTION

Obviously this will be changed later.