>From: "Tom Baltzer" <address@hidden> >Organization: UCAR/Unidata >Keywords: 200405101845.i4AIjNLr023943 LDM scour Hi Tom, Original message: >> >Institution: Unidata >> >Package Version: 6.0.14 >> >Operating System: Linux RH 9 >> >Hardware Information: AMD Dual 2.6 Gig processors, 1 Gig Memory >> >Inquiry: I'd like to suggest that in addition to checking for the >> existence >> >of files more recent than the .scour file placed in a given directory, >> that >> >the configuration file be checked to see if it is more recent than the >> .scour >> >file as well. >> >> I am confused by this. .scour files are created/maintained in directories >> that get scoured. Which .scour file are you referring to? > >I am referring to the interplay between .scour files and the scour.conf >file. The current implementation is such that if the LDM is not running, >scour has been run since the LDM was stopped (i.e. there are no files more >recent than the .scour file in the directory to be scoured), and a user >updates the scour.conf file to reduce the # of days files are held in a >given directory and then runs ldmadmin scour it does nothing because there >are no files in the directory newer than the .scour file. If the scour >script also checked if the scour.conf file is newer than the .scour file >then it would (correctly in my opinion) scour the directory as newly >requested in the scour.conf file. The reason I asked is that you made a comment about .scour twice. You did not comment about scour.conf. >Hope that helps, It does now, yes. Tom. -- NOTE: All email exchanges with Unidata User Support are recorded in the Unidata inquiry tracking system and then made publically available through the web. If you do not want to have your interactions made available in this way, you must let us know in each email you send to us. >From address@hidden Tue May 11 13:21:12 2004 Hi Tom, Well to be persnickety - I mentioned "the configuration file" generally rather than scour.conf specifically because it could have any name passed into the scour script and I wanted to emphasize to check the date of the configuration file regardless of its name. You are quite right that I would have been clearer by first indicating the "scour configuration file" and/or making scour.conf a parenthetical to "the configuration file" in my initial description. > It does now, yes. Great! Thanks! Tom.
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