Adding Job to Crontab Using BASH

Adding a task into crontab is relatively easy. You just enter the crontab with “$ crontab -e” and add the necessary job, save and exit. But adding a job in your bash script is not that simple, because what you have to do is, to get the entire list of the jobs, append your new […]

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A Bash Script to Detect OS Info

Here’s a simple bash script snippet I use for detecting the OS information on the current system. #!/bin/bash ### Getting OS Information if [ -f /etc/lsb-release ]; then . /etc/lsb-release DIST=$DISTRIB_ID DIST_VER=$DISTRIB_RELEASE else DIST=”Unknown” DIST_VER=”Unknown” fi if [ -f /etc/debian_version ]; then OS=”Debian” VER=$(cat /etc/debian_version) elif [ -f /etc/redhat-release ]; then OS=”Red Hat” VER=$(cat /etc/redhat-release) […]

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