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How to define a command in nagios with special characters

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I have been trying to define a command in nagios with the command name including special characters like <<CheckFileSize>>. The problem is when I am running pre-flight check on configuration data it gives me error as below

Checking commands...
Error: The name of command '<<CheckFileSize>>" contains one or more illegal characters.
        Checked 32 commands.

command definition:
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define command {
  command_name  <<CheckFileSize>>
  command_line  check_nrpe -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -p 5666 -c CheckFileSize -a ShowAll MinWarn=$ARG2$  MinCrit=$ARG1$ File=c:/pagefile.sys
}
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Question by:abhinav4
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by:Kamaraj Subramanian
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you need to escape the special characters.

use back slash \ to escape the special characters
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Hi abhinav4,
 itkamaraj is right telling u to escape, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind.

To escape a $ sign, the procedure is different.
http://www.krenger.ch/blog/nagios-escape-dollar-character/

To escape in a command specification keep in mind you should escape twice since the first escape is for Nagios and the second is for the command.
http://www.mail-archive.com/nagios-users@lists.sourceforge.net/msg25694.html


With that knowledge you should be ready to start with nagios cfg files with special chars.

HTH
Bye!
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