Can I modify this suggestion to say that it *stores* each write, and only 
emails you once a day :)

Put that snake back in the box!!!

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From: doug <>
To: U2 Users List <>
Sent: Tue, Dec 10, 2013 11:38 pm
Subject: Re: [U2] Exporting to File regularly

I suggest that you put a write trigger on the file that would call a universe 
program that emails you everytime the file is written to.  You would need to 
write the program the trigger calls to send tbe email but if you can send 
from the os then you can also send emails from universe but it may require a 
little work.  Email me off list if you need some help and I'll be happy to help.


Sent from Samsung tablet

-------- Original message --------
From: David Campbell <> 
Date: 12/11/2013  00:38  (GMT-05:00) 
Subject: [U2] Exporting to File regularly 
Hi Everyone,

I'm new to universe (a complete noob) and I couldn't quite find what I was
looking for on google and I've been smashing my face against this for a
while until I stumbled upon this mailing list so I was wondering if anyone
could help me out here.

I'm writing a script that will hopefully alert me via email whenever a new
record is added to a particular universe file, if there is a better way to
do this I would be all ears. I'm working around another proprietary system
which operates on universe and I dont know enough about universe to really
say for sure what is proprietary and what is universe standard code and the
proprietary stuff is covered in NDA's and no touchy hand slappy orders so I
cannot really modify the way it works, I just need to know when a new entry
appears, preferably via an smtp email.

My Current plan works like this

I'm looking to regularly (every 5 minutes) output data into a text or csv
file, doesn't matter really, so long as it is not full of characters that
batch scripts hate and it can happen in an automated fashion.

The closest thing I can get to what I want right now is


this lists all the records and dumps them in a spool file under
/var/spool/uv/ and then a script I have written in the past retrieves that
spool file for me, I have trained that spool file to look for specific
markers in the first line of the file and apply a particular script to it

This spooled print job gives me a list of the records that I can then sort
numerically, pick the highest number, check that number against what the
number was last time and alert me via email if its different.

Ultimately I would love for a regularly running script to just output the
highest record (maybe sort numerically and give me the highest number and
dump just that number into a file on the unix box for me to retrieve and the
work with.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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