check_file plugin help needed--


Hi all -

I’ve been trying to figure out how to implement check_file –

What I need to do is check to ensure that there are greater than X number of files in a folder, dated less than 48 hours.

This is for ensuring that a backup job has run, and created all the files necessary.

I see lots of samples for checking for too many files - people looking for log directories not getting rotated,etc.

But I’m trying to do the reverse – ensure that there ARE files in a directory-

Any clues or am I just being obtuse and not seeing the syntax right in front of me?



This is a small script I use for a similar task. Call with the path, warning # and critical # of files in the directory.

#! /bin/bash


# mtime -2 is anything modified in the last two days
COUNT=$(find $FILEPATH -mtime -2 -type f 2> /dev/null | wc -l )

# Critical
if  "$COUNT" -le $CRIT ]
    echo "CRITICAL: Less than $CRIT found: $COUNT"
    exit 3

# Warning
if  "$COUNT" -le $WARN ]
    echo "WARNING: Less than $WARN found: $COUNT"
    exit 2


thanks timb

I guess now would be a good time to mention that I need to do this on Windows?


Once I’m back from vacation, if no one has responded with a windows version of that, I might see if there’s some way to rewrite that…

thanks tim