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Re: OT What would be the best script type



On Tue, 2004-06-29 at 12:50, Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 June 2004 02:38 am, slim wrote:
> > To do the following?
> >
> > I just got one of those fancy-dancy gmail accounts, and while I aint
> > crazy about the email side of it, the one gig storage gave me an idea.
> >
> > what Id like to do, is make a script that will gather certain dir. and
> > files for back up, split some tar.gz files at 9.8 meg each and email
> > them to my gmail account... the gmail account has a 10 meg limit on a
> > single message hence the need to split the file...
> >
> > I can think of a way to do this via php or perl but I was thinking a
> > shell script would do it more efficiently... what do you all think?
> 
> That should not be too hard, certainly do-able with something like PHP. But in 
> shell script, all you need would be the  following commands:
> 
> tar
> gzip (maybe able to combine tar and gzip)
> split 
> mutt (to send file as attachment. I'm not sure if you can do it easily with 
> 'mail').
> 
> You may need to loop over the resulting pieces file from split, then call 
> 'mutt' inside the script.
> 
> I'd do it in PHP, since I know it better than shell (or bash), and just do 
> system() or exex() for calling tar, gzip and split. Efficiency should not be 
> a problem with PHP running in command line mode. 
> 
> RDB
> -- 
> Reuben D. Budiardja
> Department of Physics and Astronomy
> The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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> Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional 
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> 

Yep I was looking at some ways in php to do this. but I cant get by
the fact that I'll more than likely need two scripts.

one to do the backup, zip and split and one to retrieve the files and
send via e-mail...

Thanks




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