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Re: swatch process always stop after a few days




--- Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:

> 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.
> 


Sorry No.  Should I add a "nohup" in frout of the   "/usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/swatch
--config-file=/var/log/swatchrc1 --tail-file=/var/log/messages &" to solve this issue ?  

#nohup /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/swatch --config-file=/var/log/swatchrc1
--tail-file=/var/log/messages &



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