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A simple example of how to use cron and bash to generate prowl notifications
#!/bin/sh
# Kenneth Finnegan, 2012
# kennethfinnegan.blogspot.com
# Posts growl notifications to iOS device using prowl & curl
#
# To have run by cron at 8:30 daily, add the following to your crontab
# 30 8 * * * /mnt/storage/scripts/morningreport.sh
# 2012 01 14: Initial revision
# Fill in with your own API key here
APIKEY=2541XXXX4d77
# Make up a cache filename in /tmp/ based on our PID
CACHE=/tmp/$$.cache.txt
# Where to find statistics about lighttpd web server
LOGDIR=/mnt/storage/logs
ACC_YESTERDAY=$LOGDIR/lighttpd.access.log.yesterday
ACC_TOTAL=$LOGDIR/lighttpd.access.log.total
# Generate all text and dump into temp file CACHE
tail -n 1 $ACC_TOTAL | \
awk '{print "Web traffic: " $3 " hits from " $2 " IPs "}' > $CACHE
df / | tail -n 1 | awk '{print "Root fs usage: " $5 " "}' >> $CACHE
df /mnt/storage/ | tail -n 1 | \
awk '{print "SD card fs usage: " $5 " "}' >> $CACHE
# Post notification to Prowl using curl
curl https://api.prowlapp.com/publicapi/add \
-F apikey=$APIKEY \
-F application=Chumby \
-F event="Morning Report" \
-F description="`cat $CACHE`"
rm $CACHE
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