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 using mount in shell scripts
Hi all,

I'm doing a backup script for our local network (mixed W98/Linux).
I need to mount and umount smbfs network shares before rsync them.
The mount some time takes up to 10 sec.
How can I stop the executing of the script and wait until
the file system is really build ( or timeout it )?
Is there other way of doing that than checking if the mount
point is empty or not?
I tried using the exit code of mount but unsuccessful. It exits with 0
but files appear long time after that.

I would appreciate any idea/help.

Greetings,
Filip



 Sat, 11 Oct 2003 21:54:27 GMT   
 using mount in shell scripts
the easyest way i know of to have something wait is like this

function_to_do() {
do some stuff

mount /remote/a /local/a && function_to_do

that works in bash so if you are using ksh or something else you will
have to find the equivealent.

as far as a time out goes you will have to find a little alarm secript
with a timer and implament that in sepritly

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 Sun, 12 Oct 2003 15:43:48 GMT   
 
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