ACeDB data update via cron/expect/tace

Dave Matthews matthews at GREENGENES.CIT.CORNELL.EDU
Mon Oct 3 14:25:31 EST 1994

> dtailor at says:
> I wish to update ACeDB databases via cron jobs and not via interactive means.
> Has anyone attempted to do this?

Hi Dilip, I do this by sending tace the commands via the csh "<<" operator.
(Not my idea, I saw other people using it.)  E.g.:

   # ~/ggscrps/loadace, DEM 7/22/94
   # "loadace <file>" loads ~/xgraingenes/rawdata/<file> into the database.

   echo Loading file $file

   /home/grains/textxgg <<DONE
   parse /home/grains/xgraingenes/rawdata/$file

, where /home/grains/textxgg is a script that sets $ACEDB and invokes tace.

- Dave

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