[linux-elitists] More crudeness and light
Tue Oct 25 17:09:56 PDT 2005
begin Teh Entar-Nick quotation:
> My crontab then just looks like this:
> 0 3 * * * cd ~/grabs/ && while read i < feeds; do /usr/local/bin/podcast $i; done
Er, here of course I thought i was being oh so clever with my
eradication of /bin/cat where a simple < will of course do. As anyone
who's ever tried a < in the while section of a while loop wil ltell you,
that "read" starts over each time, so you get infinite iteration over
the first line of the file. Not a recipe for success.
0 3 * * * cd ~/grabs/ && cat feeds | while read i; do /usr/local/bin/podcast $i; done
...works much better.
"virii" would be the plural of the mythical masculine Nick Moffitt
noun "virius". The neuter plural of "virus" would be email@example.com
"vira" (as "opus" & "opera"), and "viri" is the plural
of the masculine "vir" (man). It really is "viruses"!
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