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File sensor using wildcards in the name



I need to monitor a directory for incoming files which are received as yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm-ss.txt, each filename received is unique. Once they are processed the extension changes to .txt.OK, usually within a few seconds. Would like to set the file senor to look for the filename as *.txt, then trigger an alert is one was found. Is it possible to use a wildcard (i.e. * or %) in the file name under settings?

file filename wildcard

Created on Dec 13, 2018 4:04:56 PM

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The NetworkFileCount sensor can help you out here.

From the parameter section:

-s=	 Optional the search pattern to be used (i.e. *.txt). 

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Kind regards,

Created on Dec 14, 2018 11:06:22 AM



Thanks for chiming in, Gerard! :)

P.S.: Looks like we're signature twins! ;)

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Kind regards,
Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Dec 14, 2018 11:39:13 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

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