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Re^2: Script to zip users cmd history log files

by hedkandi (Initiate)
on Feb 03, 2012 at 03:37 UTC ( #951591=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Script to zip users cmd history log files
in thread Script to zip users cmd history log files

Hi there, never mind. I wanted to do a Perl Script of the commands I provided but had some help doing it in Bash script so that pretty much did the job.
#!/bin/bash OLD_HIST_DIR="/var/log/user_history/old_logs" HIST_DIR="/var/log/user_history" MNTH_DEST_DIR="/var/log/user_history/old_logs/$(date +'%m')" # date +'%m' gives number corresponding to the current month in 01,02, +...11,12 fashion mkdir -p "${MNTH_DEST_DIR}" "${OLD_HIST_DIR}" # This will create the +directory if not present cp -p ${HIST_DIR}/*history ${OLD_HIST_DIR} gzip -9 ${OLD_HIST_DIR}/*history mv ${OLD_HIST_DIR}/*.gz ${MNTH_DEST_DIR}
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[Cosmic37]: should I slurp? should I grep? Noble Lords I wish you good karma and beg your advice
[Corion]: Cosmic37: Ah, see perlfaq4, about How do I compute the intersection of two arrays
[Cosmic37]: I am out of practice; I use Perl for scientific programming for number crunching
[Corion]: Cosmic37: Basically, you read one file into a hash, keyed by your key, and then match the lines from the second file to that hash
[Cosmic37]: note that the two files only have datetimes which may match whereas other data per line is different format in file1 and file2 - is that really intersection?
[jedikaiti]: Hi Monks
[Corion]: Cosmic37: Well, if you want to use only parts of a line for the key, see split or whatever other mechanism to extract the key from the line
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[Cosmic37]: thank you for advice

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