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check_logfiles is a plugin for Nagios which checks logfiles for defined patterns. It is capable of detecting logfile rotation. If you tell it how the rotated archives look, it will also examine these files. Unlike check_logfiles, traditional logfile plugins were not aware of the gap which could occur, so under some circumstances they ignored what had happened between their checks. A configuration file is used to specify where to search, what to search, and what to do if a matching line is found.

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Recent releases

  •  05 Feb 2013 20:19

    Release Notes: --verbose finally works on the commandline This release adds the option --htmlencode and the parameters --warning and --critical.

    •  08 Jun 2012 09:08

      Release Notes: The parameters --warning and --critical are now possible to allow many new use cases. The option "savestate" was added for searches of type "virtual". They can now save state information between subsequent runs.

      •  23 Apr 2012 17:21

        Release Notes: The parameter --timeout now aborts running searches in a controlled manner.

        •  27 Feb 2012 12:41

          Release Notes: This release adds an option rotatewait, an option logfileerror, and a new type dumpel. Several bugs were fixed.

          •  22 Nov 2011 18:46

            Release Notes: This release adds the options ľnostick, --rununique, and $patternfile. The configuration now autodetects several parameters. There are minor bugfixes.


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