Start process & check log until start line found?

Discussion in 'Programming/Scripts' started by naffcat, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. naffcat

    naffcat New Member


    Can anyone help, I need to write a linux shell script which will either tail a log until a particular line appears (with for example "started") or perhaps have a script which has a loop - sleep - grepp check for line - then exit if found.

    I imagine this kind of thing has been done before and there's probably more than one way to do it but would appreaciate any examples

    Many thanks

  2. nbhadauria

    nbhadauria New Member

    simple thought use grep -B100000000000 "started"
  3. naffcat

    naffcat New Member

    Thanks - problem is there are previous instances of "started" within the log - that's why I was hoping someone might have come across this before - and have some kind of check / sleep / loop until found after present time.
  4. nbhadauria

    nbhadauria New Member

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