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I've got a text file that gets updated via script with an integer.

The script basically counts the number of rendered frames our of our farm and then dumps it into a text file on a daily basis.

Is it possible to read the last line of a text file and then add it to a graph?

graphs prtg text

Created on Dec 16, 2011 8:52:48 PM

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if you already have a script reading the data and dumping it into a text file, why not changing the script a little and use it directly with PRTG?

please take a look at


Created on Dec 18, 2011 9:18:45 PM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]



It's a linux shell file so ideally I'd like to just read directly out of a text file rather than trying to get windows to ssh and exe a shell script.

The text file is incredibly simple, here's an example;

899 1945 1235 1853

Each number is produced every time the script is run via a daily cron.

Possible to just read the last line and graph it?

Created on Jan 9, 2012 6:07:13 PM



Maybe it's possible to adjust the script so that the resulting File will be "compatible" to the File Content Sensor.

Created on Jan 9, 2012 6:20:25 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



aha. That looks like something that'd work.

Appreciate it

Created on Jan 9, 2012 6:22:07 PM

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