On Dec 21, 2003, at 18:38, <epzachte(a)chello.nl> wrote:
1 when the regexp completes it should have reached
nearly end of file.
2 when the number of records read is less than on previous run clearly
something is wrong
(Unless there's been a lot of deletions maybe. :)
When reading from bzip2 compressed files it's coming down a pipe; there
should be some way to detect abnormal termination (non-zero return code
Is there any way I can make the script alert you and
me when something
went wrong, like sendmail ?
Hmm, I suppose. My experience with auto e-mail error systems is that
they tend to send much too much data. Maybe best to write to an error
log, then the backup/stats job can notify if there's something in it?
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com