check_winfile - NRPE check plugin for Windows files/directories

check_winfile - NRPE check plugin for Windows files/directories

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check_winfile - Nagios NRPE plugin for file check



check_winfile --target file/directory[,file/directory]...]] [[--target ...] ... ] --filter filterspec[,filterspec]...]] [[--filter ...] ... ] [--delete] [--warning threshold] [--critical threshold] [--rootonly] [--compare operator] [--verbose] [--help]



check_winfile is a Nagios NRPE plugin for checking simple files or files in directories by using various types of filters like file count, size, age or name match.



--target file/directory[,file/directory]...]] [[--target ...] ... ]

This option specifies targets to check. A target can be a simple file or a recursive list of files in a directory. You can specify several comma separated targets for one --target option, as well as several --target options. At least one is required.

--filter filterspec[,filterspec]...]] [[--filter ...] ... ]

Specify filters to select files. A filterspec consist of three fields: filter name, operator and value. You can specify several comma separated filters for one --filter option, as well as several --filter options. Defaults to all files if no filter is defined. List of filters available:

 Filter Name     Valid Operators           Valid Value(s)
 -----------     ---------------           --------------
 NAME            match                     a regular expression
 SIZE            eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le    file size in bytes
 AGE             eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le    file age (see below)

check_winfile uses perl module Time::ParseDate for parsing of the file age. A short sample of supported formats is

 Dow, dd Mon yy
 Dow, dd Mon yyyy
 Dow, dd Mon
 dd Mon yy
 count "days"
 count "weeks"
 count "months"
 count "years"
 count "minutes"
 count "seconds"
 count "hours"
 "+" count units

See the Time::ParseDate documentation for a complete list of supported formats.


Delete selected files. Optional.

--warning threshold

Return WARNING if the number of files to consider is more than threshold. Optional.

--critical threshold

Return CRITICAL if the number of files to consider is more than threshold. Optional.


Limit file search to the top level of targets. No recursive traversal of directories.

--compare operator

Specify the type of comparison operator for threshold checks. Optional. Available values are:

 'eq'  equal to
 'ne'  not equal
 'gt'  greater than (default!)
 'ge'  greater or equal
 'lt'  less than
 'le'  less or equal

Increases output verbosity for debugging.


Produces a help message.



 check_winfile --target c:\temp --warn 100 --critical 250

Counts all files in the directory c:\temp. Returns WARNING for more than 100 files or CRITICAL for more than 250 files.

 check_winfile -t c:\backup\db1,c:\backup\db2 --filter "age ge -24 hours" --critical 0

Returns CRITICAL if at least one of the files c:\backup\db1 and c:\backup\db2 is modified during the last 24 hours.

 check_winfile --target "c:\logfiles" --filter "size gt 10485760","age lt -15 minutes" --filter "name match \.log$" --delete --warning 10 --critical 50

Counts and deletes files with .log extension, which are modified before last 15 minutes AND are larger than 10 MB. Returns WARNING if there are more than 10 files meeting the criteria, CRITICAL for more than 50 files.



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Tevfik Karagulle



Nagios web site
Nagios NRPE documentation
Regular Expressions
Perl module Time::ParseDate



This program is distributed under the Artistic License.



Version 1.5, May 2011



changes from 1.4
 - renamed as check_winfile
 - produce performance data output according to guidelines

changes from 1.3
 - check for non-existing targets (credits -ebo-)
 - bugfix - "Can't call method "mtime" (credits -ebo-)

changes from 1.2
 - use Time::ParseDate for more flexible file age parsing
 - Bug fix - Don't treat directories as files as well

changes from 1.1
 - Complete redesign of filter option. Options size and age are implemented as filters.
 - Option --rootonly
 - better performance
 - Bug fix! Drop subdirectories from counting.

changes from 1.0
 - Add options --filter and --delete. More verbose output.