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Re: Variables in MONIT config file?

From: Jan-Henrik Haukeland
Subject: Re: Variables in MONIT config file?
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 01:24:57 +0200

On May 19, 2011, at 11:36 PM, Tim Chambers wrote:

> I have a very long monit configuration file because I have monit checking on 
> 25 background processes that are workers set up to handle a queue of packages 
> to process from gearman. They are all replicas of the same setup 25 times. I 
> also have 3 servers with this same setup where the only difference is in some 
> directory names which again are in the config dozens of times. I would like 
> to know if the monit config file allows the definition of variables (similar 
> to the email template) where I could define the variable and then later use 
> it dozens of times, so I could change the value associated with the variable 
> in one place or even better create a general monit config that is included 
> into a unique config that has a variable defined for that server 
> configuration - so the generic config is maintained once. 
> Is this possible?

Variables are unfortunately not supported in the current version. Maybe some 
form of preprocessing the config file can be a temporary solution? For instance 
by using something like 

perl -pi -e 's,\$variable,value,g' .monitrc

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