Timothy Mullican
by Timothy Mullican

Categories

  • Pi

Tags

  • Pi
  • Math
  • World Record
  • Script
  • Text Message

This is a continuation of my Pi world record attempt series. Before I quit y-cruncher and start a backup, I need to know when the y-cruncher checkpoint file is modified. To accomplish this task, I use a program called incron1. incron is able to detect file/directory changes and run commands as a result. In my case, I have a bash script that is executed when the y-cruncher Checkpoint File is modified, which will send me a text message (using Twilio API). Below is a copy of my incron configuration and the script which send a text message. The script isn’t perfect, but it works well enough for me.

$ incrontab -l
/home/tim/y-cruncher\ v0.7.7.9500-dynamic IN_CREATE,IN_DELETE /home/tim/send_text.sh $# $%
#!/bin/bash

# This script is executed by incron to send a text message (using Twilio) upon modification of the y-cruncher Checkpoint file. There is logic to only alert once for a single file change, so duplicate texts will not be sent.

#################################
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#
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#!/bin/bash

account_sid="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
auth_token="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
state_file=~/files_already_alerted.txt

if [ -z "$1" ]; then
        output="New checkpoint file created."
else
        output="incron (y-cruncher): [email protected]"
        filepath="/home/tim/y-cruncher v0.7.7.9500-dynamic/$1"
        if [[ -f "$filepath" ]]; then
                last_line=$(tail -n 1 "$filepath")
                # remove any special formatting or unprintable characters
                last_line=${last_line%$'\r'}
                output="$output (last line: $last_line)"
        fi
        [ ! -f $state_file ] && touch $state_file
        if grep "$1 $last_line" $state_file; then
                echo "Previously alerted on file. Exiting..."
                exit 0
        else
                echo "$1 $last_line" >> $state_file
        fi
fi

echo "$output"

from_number="+XXXXXXXXXX"
to_number="+XXXXXXXXXX"

echo "From: $from_number"
echo "To: $to_number"

curl -s -X POST -d "Body=$output" \
    -d "From=$from_number" -d "To=$to_number" \
    "https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/$account_sid/Messages" \
    -u "$account_sid:$auth_token"
  1. https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/trigger-commands-on-file-or-directory-changes-with-incron/