[Xymon] Variables in config files

Scot Kreienkamp Scot.Kreienkamp at la-z-boy.com
Wed May 16 19:53:38 CEST 2018

Hi everyone,

Is there a way to define a line or part of a line as a variable in the config files, then use that variable in other places, other than the .default line?  I know it's possible in alerts, but how about hosts.cfg and hosts.d/*, or analysis.cfg and analysis.d/*?

For example, like this:

$DOWNTIME='DOWNTIME=*:6:2200:2359:Scheduled maintenance,*:0:0000:0400:Scheduled maintenance'   test1.lzb.hq # $DOWNTIME   test2.lzb.hq # $DOWNTIME

Yes, I realize I could use the .default line, but I can't set that once then have that available everywhere.  If I change it later in the config then it won't be available to the rest of the config yet to come.  For the variables I'd like to be able to set the variable and have it available throughout the entire config.  That way I only have to change it in one place.  Right now I have the .default line duplicated many times in my config, and if I have to make a change to them all it starts to become a lot of work.


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