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|Copyright:|| 2008 Alessandro Iurlano|
2008 Florian octo Forster
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The FileCount plugin does something very simple: Count the number of files in a directory and all its subdirectories. This can be used for a variety of statistics, for example the queue length of an MTA, the number of PHP sessions of a web server or simply the number of files in your home directory.
In addition to the number of files, the plugin also collects the total size of all files. Think: du(1).
In come cases collecting all files in a directory is not desired. For instance, the session files of the CGI::Session Perl module reside in /tmp. But counting all files in /tmp doesn't tell you anything about the number of sessions. For this reason the plugin also allows you to specify which files to count. Files can be selected by:
- Name (shell wildcards)
- Modification time
This plugin is a generic plugin, i.e. it cannot work without configuration, because there is no reasonable default behavior. Please read the Plugin filecount section of the collectd.conf(5) manual page for an in-depth description of the plugin's configuration.
<Plugin "filecount"> <Directory "/var/qmail/queue/mess"> Instance "qmail-message" </Directory> <Directory "/var/qmail/queue/todo"> Instance "qmail-todo" </Directory> <Directory "/var/lib/php5"> Instance "php5-sessions" Name "sess_*" </Directory> </Plugin>
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