root: my new texting friend
I’m monitoring a long-running command at OpenSky this weekend which has a tendency to die from time to time for various reasons (seg faults, lost cursors, you name it). I cooked up this little diddy to keep my sanity:
$ ssh server $ screen $ cd /path/to/project $ ./app/console my-command; echo $? | mail email@example.com # press ^a ^d to detach the screen $ exit
This way my good friend
root will send me a text message when it’s time to restart the command and I can focus on more important things.