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 PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:13 pm   

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Hi, first time posting here. I'm trying to write a simple script which automates the action of rendering a map of my Minecraft server, and saving the image to a directory, along with a scaled down copy of that image. I have programs (c10t for the mapping and ImageMagick for the scaling) to do both functions, but I can't get the script to work properly.

I need to include the time in the file name as the script is to be run automatically every X minutes. I have no problem getting the date, but when I try to append it into the file path (see code), I get extra newlines at the end, resulting in .png\n files, and Map-xxxx\n.png\n files. When I put all of the commands into a terminal window separately, everything works fine, and I am super confused by this. I'm clearly making some kind of error with the way I include the variables, but I've tried all sorts of formats with various sub-shells to no avail. Any Advice?


DATE=$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S)
LARGE="/Library/WebServer/Documents/Maps/Large/Map-$DATE.png"      #Directory of the large images
SMALL="/Library/WebServer/Documents/Maps/Small/Map-$DATE.png"      #Directory for the thumbnails
MAP="/Users/XXXXXX/Documents/McMyAdmin/TranquilityBase"            #Target for the mapping software
c10t -w $MAP -o $LARGE -m 2 -M 256 -y -r 270               #invokes the mapper with various paramaeters
convert -resize 6% $LARGE $SMALL                        #makes a low res copy to $SMALL

 PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:29 pm   
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There is nothing wrong with the script, or the way you handle the variables. Everything is pretty much spot on.
If there are extra newlines in the filenames, they must be coming from somewhere else...

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