[Xymon] Testing files

Damien Martins damien at makelofine.org
Fri Jul 13 07:49:15 CEST 2018

Hi Jaap,

A very long time ago, I did this kind of dirty thing:

file:`find /var/lock/ -maxdepth 1 -type f -name backup.lock -mmin +60`
I'm not proud of, but it works... So you can adapt easily with the 
"find" command features.


Le 12/07/2018 à 20:36, Jaap Winius a écrit :
> Hi folks,
> According to 
> http://xymon.sourceforge.net/xymon/help/manpages/man5/client-local.cfg.5.htm 
> it's possible to add file configuration entries to 
> /etc/xymon/client-local.cfg. For example, to check for the existence 
> of a file called /tmp/krb5cc_0 on host.example.com, I'd add this stanza:
>   [bap1.umrk.nl]
>   file:/tmp/krb5cc_0
> That works. However, the above mentioned manpage also says this about 
> file configuration entries:
> "A file monitoring entry is used to watch the meta-data of a file: 
> Owner, group, size, permissions, checksum etc."
> Meta data? How is that done? Except for some hash settings, no 
> examples are given. To check to see if the example file is always less 
> than 3600 seconds old, I would think something like this would be 
> necessary:
>   [bap1.umrk.nl]
>   file:/tmp/krb5cc_0 mtime<3600
> Or possibly:
>   [bap1.umrk.nl]
>   file:/tmp/krb5cc_0:mtime<3600
> But, these don't seem to work: Xymon still only reports that the file 
> exists.
> Would anyone mind explaining what the correct syntax is for this file 
> test and perhaps other ones like it (e.g. for owner, group, file size, 
> permissions)?
> Thanks,
> Jaap
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Damien Martins

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