jakubjosef
2/17/2017 - 4:35 PM

Nice bash steps functions

Nice bash steps functions

I have a set of scripting functions that I use extensively on my Red Hat system. They use the system functions from /etc/init.d/functions to print green [  OK  ] and red [FAILED] status indicators.

You can optionally set the $LOG_STEPS variable to a log file name if you want to log which commands fail.

Usage

step "Installing XFS filesystem tools:"
try rpm -i xfsprogs-*.rpm
next

step "Configuring udev:"
try cp *.rules /etc/udev/rules.d
try udevtrigger
next

step "Adding rc.postsysinit hook:"
try cp rc.postsysinit /etc/rc.d/
try ln -s rc.d/rc.postsysinit /etc/rc.postsysinit
try echo $'\nexec /etc/rc.postsysinit' >> /etc/rc.sysinit
next
Output

Installing XFS filesystem tools:        [  OK  ]
Configuring udev:                       [FAILED]
Adding rc.postsysinit hook:             [  OK  ]
Code

#!/bin/bash

. /etc/init.d/functions

# Use step(), try(), and next() to perform a series of commands and print
# [  OK  ] or [FAILED] at the end. The step as a whole fails if any individual
# command fails.
#
# Example:
#     step "Remounting / and /boot as read-write:"
#     try mount -o remount,rw /
#     try mount -o remount,rw /boot
#     next
step() {
    echo -n "$@"

    STEP_OK=0
    [[ -w /tmp ]] && echo $STEP_OK > /tmp/step.$$
}

try() {
    # Check for `-b' argument to run command in the background.
    local BG=

    [[ $1 == -b ]] && { BG=1; shift; }
    [[ $1 == -- ]] && {       shift; }

    # Run the command.
    if [[ -z $BG ]]; then
        "$@"
    else
        "$@" &
    fi

    # Check if command failed and update $STEP_OK if so.
    local EXIT_CODE=$?