I had a similar script in solaris and it had no problem. I wrote this one in freeBSD and it gave me strange output. Can anyone please tell me why? thanks a lot

#This is a shell script that checks file system capacity mounted on /home directory
#If file system is over 90% capacity, this shell script will generate notification emails sending to all users

 fs=$1          # first argument is the file system name
 fscap=$2       # second argument is the file system's capacity

 for user in `ls /home`

   echo "File system mounted on /home directory is over 90% capacity. Please be ready for system maintainance. " | mail -s "Warning! $fs here is at $fscap capacity" user


 echo "Warning: $fs is at $fscap capacity"

daOslg= `df -h | sed -n '/home/p' | tr -s ' ' ' ' | cut -d' ' -f1`
daOslgCap= `df -h | sed -n '/home/p' | tr -s ' ' ' ' | cut -d' ' -f5`

if ["$daOslgCap" -gt "90%"]
   warning $daOslg $daOslgCap


$ ./capChecker
./capChecker: /dev/da0s1g: Permission denied           
0%: not found
[: missing ]
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Last Post by eggi

Hey there,

I think definitely you'll see some differences in performance. Solaris' sh is the bourne shell and a lot of linux/bsd distro's just like sh to bash or another shell.

The one thing I saw that jumped out at me was:

if ["$daOslgCap" -gt "90%"]

there may be 2 issues with this. Try padding spaces in between the [] and, possibly, check and see if there's an issue with the sense of your "if check", since "90%" is an alpha value and -gt is a unary comparison operator.

to add the spaces:

if [ "$daOslgCap" -gt "90%" ]

for the other part, you should clip the % from your value so you'll be checking if

$daOslgCap -gt 90

Hope that helps you get closer to an answer, if it doesn't answer the whole thing. If you could post the output of :

/bin/sh -x capChecker

that might shed some more light.

Best wishes,


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