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Unix shell scripts in Bash for easier handling of cronjobs.
A little idea that offers more possibilities.
Free software and Open source.
Default Unix and linux cronjobs are quite basic stuff. Mostly you create “simple, stupid” jobs without output … that just run. Or should.
If you use a cronjob you need to hide the output otherwise the root user gets an email. So if you generate the output and have many cronjobs then you need a convention how to name your log files.
- How do you check if a job was successful? Just trust them? Watching each log? On each of your systems?
- How do you detect if the last job execution was successful but does not run anymore?
My simple approach:
By just adding a wrapper in front of your current command breaks tons of limits! Suddenly a simple action opens so many possibilities.
This repository contains scripts and helpers for local cronjobs
- cronwrapper.sh - a wrapper script to call cronjob scripts
- inc_cronfunctions.sh - an include file that can be sourced in your bash scripts
- cronstatus.sh - ist shows status of all local cronjobs (and use cronwrapper.sh)
To sync logfiles to a central log server there is script that detects new files in the logdir since the last sync.
Linux system with installed Bash. Tested on CentOS, Debian, Manjaro, Ubuntu.