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The negate Plugin

negate v2.2.git (monitoring-plugins 2.2)
Copyright (c) 2002-2008 Monitoring Plugins Development Team
    <devel@monitoring-plugins.org>

Negates the status of a plugin (returns OK for CRITICAL and vice-versa).
Additional switches can be used to control which state becomes what.

Usage:
negate [-t timeout] [-Towcu STATE] [-s] <definition of wrapped plugin>

Options:
 -h, --help
    Print detailed help screen
 -V, --version
    Print version information
 -t, --timeout=INTEGER
    Seconds before plugin times out (default: 11)
    Keep timeout longer than the plugin timeout to retain CRITICAL status.
 -T, --timeout-result=STATUS
    Custom result on Negate timeouts; see below for STATUS definition

 -o, --ok=STATUS
 -w, --warning=STATUS
 -c, --critical=STATUS
 -u, --unknown=STATUS
    STATUS can be 'OK', 'WARNING', 'CRITICAL' or 'UNKNOWN' without single
    quotes. Numeric values are accepted. If nothing is specified, permutes
    OK and CRITICAL.
 -s, --substitute
    Substitute output text as well. Will only substitute text in CAPITALS

Examples:
 negate /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_ping -H host
    Run check_ping and invert result. Must use full path to plugin
 negate -w OK -c UNKNOWN /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_procs -a 'vi negate.c'
    This will return OK instead of WARNING and UNKNOWN instead of CRITICAL

Notes:
 This plugin is a wrapper to take the output of another plugin and invert it.
 The full path of the plugin must be provided.
 If the wrapped plugin returns OK, the wrapper will return CRITICAL.
 If the wrapped plugin returns CRITICAL, the wrapper will return OK.
 Otherwise, the output state of the wrapped plugin is unchanged.

 Using timeout-result, it is possible to override the timeout behaviour or a
 plugin by setting the negate timeout a bit lower.

Send email to help@monitoring-plugins.org if you have questions regarding
use of this software. To submit patches or suggest improvements, send email
to devel@monitoring-plugins.org