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  • Nagios 3.x
  • Nagios 4.x
check_file_age_fmtVersion 1.0 (Perl script)
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Human-readable version of Steven Grimm's check_file_age
Changes the output of Steven Grimm's check_file_age plugin to display times as days, hours, minutes and seconds, and to convert file sizes to the largest standard unit.

The file age is formatted as "[#d ][#h ][#m ]#s, where days, hours, or minutes are omitted if their value is zero. Therefore, time might be listed as "21h 30m 45s" or "5d 7m 0s" or any combination of units.

File sizes are formatted by dividing the number of bytes into the standard 1024-based sizes of B, KB, MB, GB, TB. Examples: 530.30 KB, 1023.99 MB, 1.00 GB.

This script also takes formatted times for its inputs, or with unformatted seconds, as in the original script. For example, you can pass the arguments "-w 5d14h3m20s -c 6d30m9s" or "-w 482600 -c 520209" and these will be equivalent. File sizes (-W -C) must still be specified in bytes.
Reviews (2)
byJamieV, June 29, 2021
Thanks so much for this little amplification of the check_file_age plugin! This was exactly what I needed rn, so I'm quite happy that I found it. Also, the first review helped as well, as I had to change the "use lib".
bygwyddyon, February 8, 2017
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Tested today with Nagios Core 4 and several CentOS 6.8 monitored servers. I've only had to change the "use lib" path to the right one. In my case: "/usr/lib64/nagios/plugins".

Thanks a lot!