boot-gdb script

From: Andy Davidoff (
Date: 09/07/95

this script'll solve yer problems. it runs gdb and catches all errors, in 
logs, not cores. it prints yer commands you want to send to gdb and their 
results in unique logs. um, this setup is a lil old, but it should get 
the point across. more sophisticated scripts following the same technique 
should be developed by the user

this file (runit) should be placed in yer bin dir and contains a few 
commands that are passed to the debugger and mirrored in the logs.
run 4000
p *ch
p arg

this is the bootgdb script wich goes in bin too, and is run to start the mud.
our current version (without comments and quite scary) takes parameters from 
the command line as well (eg port, max players, wizlock, etc)
#! /bin/csh -f set port = 4000 
# Change to circle directory.
cd ~/circle3 

while ( 1 )
    # If you want to have logs in a different directory,
    #   change the 'set logfile' line to reflect the directory name.
    set index = 1000
    while ( 1 )
        set logfile = log/$index.gdblog
        if ( ! -e $logfile ) break
        @ index++
  	set DATE = (`date`);
  	echo "autoscript starting game $DATE" >> $logfile

    # Run da mud

   # This line is to run under the debugger
    gdb bin/circle < bin/runit >& $logfile

   # This line is to run without the debugger
   # bin/circle >& $logfile

    # Delete this out if no adb.
    # if ( -e core ) then
    #         echo '$c' | adb bin/circle
    # endif

	  fgrep "self-delete" $logfile >> log/delete
	  fgrep "death trap" $logfile >> log/dts
	  fgrep "killed" $logfile >> log/rip
	  fgrep "Running" $logfile >> log/restarts
	  fgrep "advanced" $logfile >> log/levels
	  fgrep "equipment lost" $logfile >> log/rentgone
	  fgrep "usage" $logfile >> log/usage
	  fgrep "new player" $logfile >> log/newplayers
	  fgrep "SYSERR" $logfile >> log/errors
	  fgrep "(GC)" $logfile >> log/godcmds
	  fgrep "Bad PW" $logfile >> log/badpws
	  fgrep "is writing help" $logfile >> log/help_write
	  fgrep "OLC:" $logfile >> log/olc
	  tail -50 $logfile | wall
          # this sends out the reasons for the crash to everyone online,
	  # might wanna disable it ;)
  if (-r .killscript) then
    set DATE = (`date`);
    echo "autoscript killed $DATE"  >> syslog
    rm .killscript

    # Restart, giving old connections a chance to die.
    sleep 1 

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