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ssh script sensor to grep error count in var log messages. (response not well-formed (code pe132))



Hello, I am using the below ssh script for my ssh script sensor to grep error messages in log. however this give me error - response not well-formed (code pe132) . Cam someone help in this.

script is as below.

# definethe log path

#read the last 100 lines of the log file and search for the keyword "error"
ERROR=$(tail -n 100 "$LOG_FILE" | grep "error")

#count the number of error occurences
ERROR_COUNT=$(echo "$ERRORS" | wc -l)

# output the error count to stdout

# output the error messages to stdout
echo "$ERRORS" | while read -r line; do
echo "ERROR: $line"

customsensor ssh sshscript unixlog

Created on Mar 16, 2023 4:24:00 PM

Last change on Mar 22, 2023 6:06:01 AM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]

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this sensor expects a numerical value as return.

Please refer to the sensors manual page for an example.

If you need further assistance with this sensor, feel free to open a support ticket.

Kind Regards
Johannes Beyerlein, Paessler Technical Support

Created on May 26, 2023 8:25:16 PM by  Johannes Beyerlein [Paessler Support]

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