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RE: newbie: getting monit to watch for a pattern in logfile

From: Hearns, John
Subject: RE: newbie: getting monit to watch for a pattern in logfile
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:39:08 +0000


as a newbie to monit I'm having difficulty understanding how I get monit to watch for a particular text string (pattern?) in a logfile and then run a script when it finds it.



I would be interested to hear what the solution you find for this one is.


Specifically, I would like to monitor for the OOM killer coming into action on a system.


My first thought would be to use a log watcher program rather than monit, the classical Logwatch being the obvious one.


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