[rancid] Daily Difference Digest?

Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 11:58:00 UTC 2013

On 23/10/2013 12:57, James Bensley wrote:
> On 23 October 2013 09:35, Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> To the best of my knowledge rancid doesn't do that natively. It would be
>> hard to code it, as rancid uses the classic method to send mail: print
>> text and pipe it to a mailer.
> It depends on what functionality you wanted. If you wanted all rancid
> emails to be a daily digest then it would be easy. Edit he rancid
> script that echo's to "| mail" (I forget which script it is but I've
> changed it before easily enough) and add an "if" statement, "if hour
> == 5.30pm, echo $changed | mail" - Assume you finished at 5.30pm each
> day and that is when you want your rancid emails to come through. I
> have rancid run every hour, so "if time > 5pm < 6pm; send the email".

Surely that mails out only changes detected in the last run, excluding
all others earlier in the day?

To get everything today as a digest you'd need to do a CVS diff against
the repo as at 6pm yesterday

Alan McKinnon
alan.mckinnon at gmail.com

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