iptrigger This program walks a queue (and all its subqueues up to 25 levels) and checks for new files, changes and deletions. It can then be used to start another program or script accordingly. The whole process is repeated every 5 minutes - changeable by the -w input switch. It uses a parameter file, tables/setup/TRIGGER by default, to determine which script to run. The syntax of the parameter file is : ; comment line is any with a leading semi-colon new: (program/script with all its switches) Script to run for a NEW file found default: none chg: (program/script with all its switches) Script to run for a file that has been ALTERED. default: none This can sometimes also be a new file if the file is opened and written to only after a delay. del: (program/script with all its switches) Script to run for a file is deleted default: none read: (program/script with all its switches) Script to run for a file has been READ default: none (unix only ..) include-file-mask: (FipSeq string) Allow only files containing this string default: all files exclude-file-mask: (FipSeq string) Ignore files containing this string default: exclude none eg: exclude-file-mask:.lock include-dir-mask: (FipSeq string) Search only queues containing this string default: all queues exclude-dir-mask: (FipSeq string) Ignore queues containing this string default: exclude none eg: exclude-dir-mask:.lock case-sensitive-mask:yes/no default: no is the Mask case-sensitive locale: (name) default: locale of the server change the default locale. The locale MUST be valid ! eg locale:dk chkexists: (Full Path/file or queuename) default: none chkexists-timeout: (time between trying/logging if path is not there) defauly: 60 secs Use these for NAS/non-local drives which may disappear from time to time. This is a complete pathname of either a standing file or a queue. This is used to check that NFS drives are actually mounted BEFORE writing new files. eg : chkexists:/data1/nfs/helios/.Desktop For Win, use fwd slashes '/' rather than '\' make the string much easier to read !! chkexists://188.8.131.52/d$/.DSstore max-level: (number) default: all Normally iptriggers walks the subqueues. This allows a limit (up to 25). Level 1 is the top folder, level 2 one level down etc log-line: (FipSeq String) log message to add to default --------- Running redundant iptrigger on two Fip systems looking at the same NAS drive check-primary-server: pseudo-host name that is specified in tables/sys/DEST_REDUN that is used whether the current host should be getting the files or not. ie check-primary-server:remotewire and in the DEST_REDUN is ; psuedohost primary secondary remotewire fip1 fip2 Then if fip1 is up, the 'nntpwire' on fip1 will always get while on fip2 it will just check/loop. if fip1 is down, the 'nntpwire' on fip2 will start getting. balance-group: name of a balance group (in tables/sys/BALANCE) to distribute the current state file (in /fip/fix) when changed (see doc on 'ipbalan') This is often used where a second system could be used as a redundant server if the main system fails. balance-folder: name of the folder (in spool) where ipbalan is running default 2balance example of a balance group balance-group:baltrigger and the sys/BALANCE file might have : group:baltrigger host:fip1 ignore-localhost: nofiphdr: group:baltrigger host:fip2 ignore-localhost: nofiphdr: Note that Only one include-file OR exclude-file is allowed Only one include-dir OR exclude-dir is allowed Note that Only one of the NEW/CHG/READ scripts will be run at any one time. Example: ; new:/fip/local/oinky -1 \EQ/\EN -ADD chg:/fip/local/oinky -1 \EQ/\EN -CHG Note that FipSeq can be added for runtime information. For each file the follwoing FipHdr fields are filled in : EP : The top queue EQ : subqueue under the top where the file resides EN : Actual filename Input parameters (all optional) are : -b : waiting period in seconds between files default: 1 sec -C : coldstart - ALL files to be processed as NEW on the 1st scan. def: no -d : Winnt - drive for the top queue default: fip drive -e : If the queue name is in the form dd-mmm-yyyy, default: ignore only trigger on day, day+1 .. day+e -e 5 = for 5 days. -f : stable time for file default: none - file is processed immediately Use this for large files being copied into a folder which may not complete within a second. -H : hotstart - NO files to be processed at all on the 1st scan. def: all are. -l : log every new file pls default: do NOT log -L : log every new file AND display on screen default: do NOT log -q : top queue to monitor default: spool/trigger -Q : quiet mode default: no, verbose this does not message every time the check-primary-system runs -w : waiting period in seconds between scans default: 300 (ie 5 mins) -X : scan once and then stop default: keep scanning -z : name of parameter file in tables/setup default: TRIGGER -Z : WINNT - convert ALL '/' to '\' in the scripts def: only program -v : print version no and exit Version Control ;1t12 4feb98 added better name (ie more unique) for the trigger name in fix ;a 8feb98 WINNT mods ;b 21dec99 added winnt drive ;c/d 23may00 bug stopped tree walking and added READ ;e-g 30jul03 max-level added; better handling of WINNT new ;h 22apr05 for multiple levels WINNT ;i-r 24may05 redid testing and added DELs ;s 12feb07 added FipSeq - replace, partial etc ;t9 04aug08 poss truncation with v long folder names ;4 added -H to ignore changes 1st time around ;6-9 30jun10 added check-primary-server and balance-group and balance-folder ;9-11 13jul10 added locale, case-sensitive-mask, chkexists and chkexists-timeout (copyright) 2022 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.