[Nut-upsuser] Is a timer a file?

Roger Price roger at rogerprice.org
Sun Jun 5 10:34:36 UTC 2016

On Sat, 4 Jun 2016, Charles Lepple wrote:

> On Jun 3, 2016, at 6:48 AM, Roger Price <roger at rogerprice.org> wrote:
>> ... the timer.  I don't see it in /var/lib/ups where the locate tool 
>> finds upsd.pid, and I don't see it in /run or /var/run where I see 
>> upsmon.pid.
> ... it seems that the timers are only stored in memory. See 
> checktimers(): 
> https://github.com/networkupstools/nut/blob/master/clients/upssched.c#L129

Hello Charles, thanks for the link.  If timers are only stored in memory 
then the example given at 
http://networkupstools.org/docs/user-manual.chunked/ar01s07.html chapter 
7.2 is wrong.  It is not possible to turn off a timer with rm as shown in

         #! /bin/sh
         case $1 in
                         /bin/rm -f /some/path/ups-on-battery

This would explain the problem I have with a current script.

Is there some other way of forcing routine cancel_timer from a script or a 
configuration file?


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