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Re: copy action trigger another action

From: Thomas Glanzmann
Subject: Re: copy action trigger another action
Date: 9 Jan 2003 19:05:47 GMT
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> I'm interested in people's thoughts on whether it would be useful to
> have successful copies trigger an action. I'm thinking along the lines
> of sending a HUP to a daemon when it's config file is updated.

Hrm. It is hard to say. Because I always force stuff like that. And I send my
syslog every hour a HUP.

> With most daemons it is fine to simply HUP every time cfagent runs, but
> with syslog-over-tcp my connections drop and have to restablish every
> time the syslog daemon is HUP'd. During the period that the connection
> is waiting to re-establish (one minute) the buffering logs might
> overflow and start getting dropped before being sent on to the loghost
> when the connection is re-established.

But what about touch /tmp/lastrun

... and than do a ...

IsNewerThan(/tmp/lastrun, /etc/syslog.conf)
True if file 2 is modified more recently than file 1. (mtime)

> I'd imagine I could write a cfengine module to do this, but I'm not much
> of a programmer and would rather it was implemented in the core and done
> Right(tm).

Is there a way to do something like that right? The problem is that I want only
that thing set if one file changed. For me I always copy a bunch of files ...

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