[Thamesvalley-pm] scripting question

Fred Youhanaie fly at anydata.co.uk
Wed Aug 15 23:45:23 PDT 2007

Greg Matthews wrote:
> Not sure if this is the right place to ask as most of the traffic on 
> this list seems to be about meeting, but here goes...
> I have a perl script (attached) which runs as a cron job. When I run it 
> as root from the command line it produces a good report but when it is 
> run from cron, the bitdefender statistics never get printed. Its as if 
> the %bitdef and %bitdef_today hashes dont get populated.
> As far as I can see, the only difference between the bitdefender 
> sections and the other hash sections is the regexp used. Can anyone 
> explain why I get different results when running from cron rather than 
> from the cli?

Are you capturing the stdout/stderr from the cron job? Any clues there?

One word of advice, always include the following two pragmas in your 
scripts, they will save you a lot of trouble later:
	use strict;
	use warnings;

BTW, the regexp in your script will not catch the Sophos example below, 
because of the blank between the two W32/Netsky-P, typo in email copy?



> typical log lines for all three AV engines:
> Aug 14 07:36:43 relay1 MailScanner[30906]: SophosSAVI::INFECTED:: 
> W32/Netsky-P W32/Netsky-P:: ./l7E6aQsg007006/old_photos_mailer-daemon.zip
> Aug 14 07:36:43 relay1 MailScanner[30906]: ClamAVModule::INFECTED:: 
> Worm.SomeFool.P:: ./l7E6aQsg007006/old_photos_mailer-daemon.zip
> Aug 14 07:36:47 relay1 MailScanner[30906]: 
> l7E6aQsg007006/old_photos_mailer-daemon.zip=>document.txt .exe:infected: 
> Win32.Netsky.P at mm

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