We use monit not only to monitor services but as the controlled way to stop and start services. That is a feature we use when performing replication: we stop some services, replicate then start them again.
It would be ideal that we could say for instance:
monit --no-alerts stop apache
monit --no-alerts start apache
This feature would be useful for the sysadmin willing to use monit to troubleshoot something without touching config file nor receiving alerts for events well known to be happening.
Does this request make sense? Should I open a feature request? Is there a better way to achieve this without a feature request?