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Re: [Announce] Monit 5.18

From: Martin Pala
Subject: Re: [Announce] Monit 5.18
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 15:22:03 +0200

Hello Marco, thank you for feedback :)

We have returned the monit version back to status output (will be part of next 

Regarding the http://<host>:2812/_status URL, we can add a HTTP parameter to 
suppress the colours, but there are also some possible workarounds:

1.) Strip ANSI escape sequences, example:

        curl | sed -r 

2.) Using the XML formatted status (may be better for parsing if you do 


Best regards,

> On 27 May 2016, at 10:46, Roose, Marco <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dear Martin,
> thanks a lot for the great release! I especially like the new output format.
> Unfortunately I have one problem with this change in the output: I used the  
> URI _status (e.g. http://<host>:2812/_status) for my monitoring to 
> (cross-)check service availability… with Nagios. First thing I’m missing is 
> the current Monit version number (which was in the first line of output 
> before). I think this is a nice to have, maybe it can get re-implemented?
> Second: now those control characters are “wasting” the _status output. Is 
> there some GET parameter I can submit to get the same output as with the “-B” 
> option on the command line?
> Best regards,
> Dr. Marco Roose
> Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry
> DE-37077 Göttingen
> From: monit-general [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Martin Pala
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:49 PM
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> Subject: [Announce] Monit 5.18
> Hi, all
> We have just released Monit 5.18
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