[Nut-upsuser] What is a "configure-file device"?

Jim Klimov jimklimov+nut at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 12:17:36 BST 2022

Also FWIW there should be a man page for the tool (script which those NDE
services call as their method implementation).

Sources are at

On Mon, Aug 22, 2022, 00:10 Jim Klimov <jimklimov+nut at gmail.com> wrote:

> Strange that you'd see it in a 2.7.4 installation, it was added later.
> The NDE is a helper script (can run standalone or wrapped into single-shot
> or continuous daemon services - depends on use-case like one UPS
> workstation or DCIM server watching a large dynamic population) to
> configure systemd (or Solarish SMF) service instances for each nut-driver.
> The script ensures drivers start after appropriate OS services (networking
> required for some and irrelevant for others, etc.)
> Jim
> On Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 15:54 Roger Price <roger at rogerprice.org> wrote:
>> The command "systemctl status nut-driver-enumerator" in my 2.7.4
>> installation
>> returns:
>> ● nut-driver-enumerator.service - Network UPS Tools - enumeration of
>>    configure-file devices into systemd unit instances
>>       Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nut-driver-enumerator.service;
>>    disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
>>       Active: inactive (dead)
>> What is a "configure-file device"? Do I need it?  When, if ever, does
>> this
>> service unit get run?
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