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Re: swatch process always stop after a few days

jim martin wrote:

--- jim martin <postfix168 yahoo com> wrote:

--- 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
--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
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?


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 &

Sorry, Paul,  you are right actually the email stop sending after the log files got rotated.  Do
you know why ?  Any solution for that ?

I'm not familiar with swatch; it might have some built-in functionality that can handle that (e.g. it might reopen the files if you send it a signal of some sort). Failing that, you probably need to restart swatch in the postrotate script of logwatch.


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