[Xymon] 'xymond' in tasks.cfg?

Mills,David (HHSC Contractor) David.Mills at hhsc.state.tx.us
Thu Dec 15 23:34:21 CET 2016

Hey, thx, John...

That was exactly the problem -- lack of back-whacks half-way down the param list. Apparently Xymon just ignored the rest of the param lines...


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From: Xymon [mailto:xymon-bounces at xymon.com] On Behalf Of John Thurston
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:27 PM
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Subject: Re: [Xymon] 'xymond' in tasks.cfg?

On 12/14/2016 1:12 PM, Mills,David (HHSC Contractor) wrote:
> 1)      I started adding in the ‘--debug' flag to xymond in the
> …/etc/tasks.cfg file ([xymond] stanza), only to notice that after 
> restarting Xymon, ‘xymond’ did not have any of the new args, including 
> ‘--debug'! I know from the documentation that xymonlaunch starts up 
> xymond, but why isn’t it  using the params in the tasks.cfg? Where is 
> it getting its parameter list from then?

I suspect a syntax problem in the tasks.cfg

Where on the line did you place the --debug ? Remember the "CMD" line is a single line, though frequently continued. For example, my "line" looks

> CMD xymond --pidfile=$XYMONSERVERLOGS/xymond.pid \
>         --restart=$XYMONTMP/xymond.chk --checkpoint-file=$XYMONTMP/xymond.chk --checkpoint-interval=600 \
>         --log=$XYMONSERVERLOGS/xymond.log \
>         --admin-senders=,$XYMONSERVERIP \ . . .

What version of the software, and under what operating system is it running? I've just confirmed it works as expected on 4.3.26 under Solaris 10.

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