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Apple Store Down

Update: of course I meant to say that the “Apple Store” is down, not the “App Store”.

Every time the App Store Apple Store goes down the world gasps with excitement. New Macs? Any hardware refreshes?

Here’s a script that you can execute at the command line that will notify you as soon as the store is back up. I found this script here and modified it to use the built-in say command instead of growlnotify which I did not have.

#! /bin/bash
 
until [ 1 -eq 2 ]
do
        echo -n "Checking ..."
        MYVAR=`curl -s http://store.apple.com/us | grep backsoon | grep australia`
        if [ "$MYVAR" == "" ]
        then
                if [ ! -f "/tmp/storeup.txt" ];
                then
                        echo "UP!"
                        say "The Store is up!"
                        echo "1" > /tmp/storeup.txt
                        exit
                fi
        else
                echo "down"
        fi
 
        sleep 10
done

To use it just paste this script into a file storecheck, make it executable and run it in terminal. This runs an endless loop and as soon as the store is up will say “The Store is up!”.


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