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Re: swatch process always stop after a few days



On Thu, 2006-10-12 at 10:56 -0700, jim martin wrote:
> Hi.. Anyone used swatch before?  I follow the
> instruction to run swatch process via the following
> command.  It will detect the interesting entries in
> /var/log/messages and send email to me
> 
> /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/swatch
> --config-file=/var/log/swatchrc1
> --tail-file=/var/log/messages &
> 
> However, I always found that the email stop sending
> after a few days. When I go to ps -ef , the swatch
> process is still listed there as below.  I just need
> to kill it and restart the command. The emsil will
> start sending again.  Why it stop ?? Anyone know ? 
> Any idea how to solve it?
> 
> [root watcher ~]# ps -ef | grep swatch
> root     31442     1  0 Oct04 ?        00:00:00
> /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/swatch
> --config-file=/var/log/swatchrc1
> --tail-file=/var/log/centrallog
> root     31444 31442  0 Oct04 ?        00:00:00
> /usr/bin/perl /root/.swatch_script.31442

Does "after a few days" coincide with midnight or so on Saturday night
when the log files get rotated?

Paul.


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