[Nagiosplug-devel] Plugin output format

Thomas Guyot-Sionnest Thomas at zango.com
Tue Jul 24 19:11:08 CEST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: nagiosplug-devel-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:nagiosplug-
> devel-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Matthias Eble
> Sent: July 24, 2007 12:48
> To: Nagios Plugins Development
> Subject: Re: [Nagiosplug-devel] Plugin output format
> > So, my suggestion would be to change the standard plugin output to print
> > only the "Information text" and to print "STATUS: Information text" when
> > the plugin was called with "--verbose".  Opinions?
> Hi again,
> long mail, short answer from my side:
> I agree. But somehow I like the status string even though I can't find
> an argument for that. Yet I'd cast my vote to remove both and declare
> them optional in the guidelines.

I like the status line too :)

Why not do the opposite and add a --quiet option. --verbose is already used
for debugging, so that would mean we'd need to change all --verbose into
--debug or something similar.

Also since we'll likely want the sort option too, it might be worth checking
how many plugins use -q, -Q, -d and -D...

Alternatively we could just start a new tree and commit all changes that
break compatibility for an eventual NP 2.0, making it clear that it's not

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