Display nagios status on the desktop using conky

Conky is a lightweight system monitor which displays arbitrary information on the linux desktop. I wanted to display the nagios status not only in the firefox browser (using the “nagios checker” extension), but also from the desktop. I found a shell script which was written for xfce and adapted it to output conky compatible output.

How to use it:

  • copy-paste the script into a file, e.g. $HOME/bin/, and make it executable with chmod +x
  • add the call to nagiosmon in your .conkyrc file:
    ${execpi 53 $HOME/bin/}



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  • Last modified: 2010/06/23 08:34
  • by brb