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This is not for school. At my job I was trying to automate something that we as operators do everyday. I am not a scripter, but certainly want to learn ...
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    Would like to automate something at work, but dont know where to begin


    This is not for school. At my job I was trying to automate something that we as operators do everyday. I am not a scripter, but certainly want to learn shell scripting. A task we do daily below:

    We have to check the system.log when there is a message and send it off to the Admin.

    1. loginto the operacct
    2. cd /Admin/monitor
    3. more system.log. If there is something in the file send email to Admin with contents, and then run script
    ./logremove.sh
    4. If nothing is is the log then of course quit out.

    Its just something i've been thinking about automating but, don't know where to begin.

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    test -s returns success if file is not empty.

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    Thanks watael.

    I was hoping for template of how to start the script, as I am not a scripter. How would I incorporate sending the email to the Admins. Could someone give me a rough draft or template, if its not too much trouble

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