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Re: Monitor the number of files in a directory?

From: Chris Metcalf
Subject: Re: Monitor the number of files in a directory?
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 11:54:19 -0800

I like that idea. You could use the same model for arbitrary
monitoring scripts, it would seem.

- Chris

On 1/7/07, Pavel Urban <address@hidden> wrote:
Edward A. Muller wrote:
> Any idea on how I can use monit to monitor the number of files in a directory?
> Mailman for some of our customers goes bonkers sometimes and just stops 
processing mail in the $MAILMANHOME/qfiles/out directory. Restarting mailman fixes 
the problem. I'd like to use monit to restart Mailman should the number of files 
in the qfiles/out directory reaches something like 50 or 100 files.

NUM=`ls -1 directory |wc -l`
if [ $NUM -lt $LIMIT ]
touch /var/tmp/flagfile

run this script via cron (for example, every 20 minutes) and do
timestamp check on /var/tmp/flagfile (or any file you decide).

Pavel Urban (address@hidden)
O2 system disaster
Telefonica O2 Czech Republic, a.s. -
    Vegetables should not operate electronic equipment.
           Computer Stupidities,

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