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Re: Feature request for config file checking?

From: Mark Ferlatte
Subject: Re: Feature request for config file checking?
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 14:06:59 -0700
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Jan-Henrik Haukeland said on Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 09:59:42PM +0200:
> No, this seems like a cool idea at least in my book and you're right
> about monit almost having this function already, that is, some minor
> extensions to the TIMESTAMP statement [1] should do the trick as in:
> check apache with pidfile /var/run/
>   start program = /etc/init.d/apache start
>   stop program = /etc/init.d/apache stop
>   if timestamp "/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf" was changed then restart
> It's probably easier to implement this if we only check the last-
> modified-timestamp of a config file, but of course a changed timestamp
> does not necessarily imply that the content of a file was changed and
> to check for actual changes a checksum of the file is needed, as you
> mentioned previously. Still, would just checking the last modified
> timestamp be sufficient do you think?
I think that last modified would be enough for my needs... md5sum is probably

The extension to the timestamp statement would solve my problem perfectly.


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