[Nut-upsuser] Running a script after UPSMON starts

Philip Taylor philip at kelsotowers.co.uk
Fri Feb 18 14:57:50 GMT 2022

Roger, Manuel,

Thanks very much for your helpful replies. Confirms I haven’t missed anything in nut-monitor and I need to use systemd. What I was looking for was a direct way to run a script but putting it in a service is a good idea that I had missed. Much appreciated.

Regards, Philip.

> On 18 Feb 2022, at 10:10, Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro> wrote:
> On 2/18/22 11:12, Roger Price wrote:
>> On Fri, 18 Feb 2022, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>>> On February 18, 2022 12:41:39 AM GMT+02:00, Philip Taylor <philip at kelsotowers.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> I’m wanting to run a bash script after upsmon starts. I can see it’s easy to run a script on any notification AFTER upsmon has started using NOTIFYFLAG; but I’m struggling to find how to run a script on the event of upsmon starting to run. Am I missing something obvious?
>>> You should do that via the  mechanism used by your distribution to manage services.  For instance, if it is using systemd, you would create a service unit for your script and include inside it "After upsmon.service"
>> I would cheat and put a second ExecStart in nut-monitor.service, but that's cheating.
> It's not cheating if it works. But that would start the script in the same time with upsmon, not after.
> Manuel
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