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VBScript: for a given directory, it finds the most recently modified file and checks if its modification date is older than [w] or [c] minutes. It also checks if the file size is at least [z] bytes.
It's useful for monitoring incremental log files with names that change with the dates.
Output values: 0=OK, 1=Warning, 2=critical, 3=unknown

This script can be useful for monitoring application log file names that change with the date. For example, I often want to check if a process is still generating a log file (and that the file is not empty).

Intended for use with Nagios check_nrpe / nsclient++.

It accepts four arguments:
- directory path
- warning age (in minutes)
- critical age (in minutes)
- minimum file size (in bytes)

sample command line execution:
cscript check_MostRecentFile.vbs c:testdir 1440 2880 10

NOTE: Files with the "hidden" attribute are intentionally excluded by the script, but this can be easily changed if needed.

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@peakyblinder - I believe you have to use short paths.

You can find out the short path of a directory by CMD>DIR /X

DIR /X gives you the short file name for each file/folder.

Example: C:PROGRA~1MICROS~3 is a short path to Program FilesMicrosoft SQL.
This works great except when you want to use spaces in your directory paths.

If you know of a workaround or how to specify the command it would be a great help.