[EP-tech] Re: CLI Import
rcarric2 at exseed.ed.ac.uk
Fri Jan 23 16:18:12 GMT 2015
Thanks for the reply, Adam.
I've since discovered 3.3 import has the plugin arguments in it. So that answers that bit.
What I want to achieve is to have a directory that someone can put files into and then I can have a cron job which imports whatever is in the directory on a regular basis.
What I'm doing with the import is:
- I have a directory that someone will FTP data into
- I have a bash script which looks to see if anything is there and calls import on each item there
- if the import succeeds I delete/move aside the item so I don't consider it next time.
- the bash script gets called on a regular basis so that things that get deposited in the FTP directory will get imported.
So I need to be able test if the import worked or not (so I know to move/delete). Whatever I return from the plugin seems to get hidden by the import command which seems to always succeed. So at the moment, I am writing a result code to a file in /tmp as part of the plugin and checking that which is a bit clunky!
Hope that all makes sense.
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Sent: 23 January 2015 13:51
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Subject: [EP-tech] Re: CLI Import
As to point 1, you are correct. This is not supported in 3.2.2 (I downloaded it and checked the script). Point 2 is believable. I think you may be using the import script in a way that wasn't envisaged.
Perhaps you could let us know what you're trying to achieve, and we could suggest alternative routes to getting it sorted out. I tend to control large imports from perl scripts using the API directly rather than from bash scripts.
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On 22 Jan 2015, at 16:09, CARRICK Ray wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have created a import plugin which uses the eprints/bin/import command
> and have 2 problems with it.
> 1. in the doc it says you can pass arguments to the plugin by
> --argument key=value
> this doesn't seem to be implemented in version EPrints 3.2.2 (Chocolate Cake)
> 2. the return value of the plugin seems to get hidden by the import command. If I test the return value of the import command in a shell script it seems to return success no matter what.
> Is there any other way to pass in parameters to the plugin and any way to get the success/failure of the plugin back out.
> Any thoughts appreciated.
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