Archive for October, 2006

Logging and reporting

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

I wrote my first reporting script yesterday. It crawls a source tree and reports each occurrence of a specific regular expression.

Today I will be trying out SSMTP under Cygwin. I’m not sure where I can send mail from. I guess I can use one the SMTP that’s already running on one of the servers.

Automated reporting has been a dream of mine for a long time. The trouble has been building a work environment where it was possible to develop a best practices document. Forming a list, of consensus best practices, took a long time. However, the reporting script was written within 24 hours of completion of the first draft of the best practices document.