[Nut-upsuser] Three wishes for upsmon

Roger Price roger at rogerprice.org
Thu Jul 6 08:40:47 UTC 2017

Here are three wishes for the future of upsmon:

1. The NOTIFYMSG texts should allow UTF-8 encoded messages.

2. The flags used in NOTIFYFLAG should be extended to include USER.  This 
flag says that the message is to be sent to the notify daemon, perhaps 
with the command

    notify-send -a NUT -t 604800000 -u critical <message>

This will allow the users of a workstation to see the message.  The 
program wall is ignored by display environments such as Gnome and KDE. The 
current solution requires upssched and upssched-cmd just to put up a 
simple message.

3. The NOTIFYMSG and NOTIFYFLAG directives in upsmon.conf should be 
extended to specify the UPS name, as is already done for the AF directives 
in upssched.conf.  This will make it possible to have actions and messages 
which are different for different UPSes. The current solution requires 
turning off upsmon logging and notification for all UPSes in the presence 
of a busy UPS such as a heartbeart.


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