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check_logfiles is a plugin for Nagios which checks logfiles for defined patterns

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Gerhard Lausser
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check_logfiles is a plugin for Nagios which checks logfiles for defined patterns. check_logfiles project 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.


1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type `./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute `configure' itself.

Running `configure' takes awhile. While running, it prints some messages telling which features it is checking for.

2. Type `make' to compile the package.

3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with the package.

4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and documentation.

5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the source code directory by typing `make clean'. To also remove the files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'. There is also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly for the package's developers. If you use it, you may have to get all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came with the distribution.

What's New in This Release:
This patch release fixes a bug where your protocol directory could be filled over time with up to 2000 empty protocol files.
At the request of some users who implemented the syslogd checking, a new $delay parameter was introduced.

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