Small check_mailscanner change

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Feb 18 14:06:49 GMT 2003

Great idea.
It will be in the next release.
I have also edited the cron job so that it uses -q rather than just
throwing away all output.

At 13:55 18/02/2003, you wrote:
>I would like to run check_mailscanner periodically from cron to make sure
>that MailScanner is still running.  But I get an email every time, telling
>me the pids.  I don't want to redirect the output to /dev/null to prevent
>the emails, because I want to know if check_mailscanner actually had to
>start a new MailScanner process.  So, I would like to add a "-q" parameter
>(q for quiet) to the check_mailscanner script which, if specified, would not
>print out the pids.  Running it without any parameters would print the pids
>as normal.  Any thoughts?
>This may not be the best way to do it, but here is a patch to
>check_mailscanner that accomplishes this.
>--- check_mailscanner.orig      Sat Feb  1 11:06:53 2003
>+++ check_mailscanner   Tue Feb 18 08:43:31 2003
>@@ -105,6 +105,8 @@
>    cd $msbindir
>    $process $config
>  else
>-  echo MailScanner running with pid $pid
>+  if [ "x$1" != "x-q" ]; then
>+    echo MailScanner running with pid $pid
>+  fi
>  fi
>Jason Desai
>Network Administrator
>Sensis Corporation
>jase at
>(315) 445-5811

Julian Field
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