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dummycons - Driver for testing UPS software
This program looks like a standard UPS driver to upsd(8) and allows you
to set any value for testing purposes. It is interactive, and does not
enter the background.
With no arguments, dummycons will assume a port name of "null".
Otherwise, it will use the first argument that you supply as the port
name. This port name must match the one given in ups.conf(5).
You can run multiple instances if needed, as long as they all have
different port names.
By default, you get 5 variables preloaded with information when the
program starts. They are:
driver.name = dummycons
driver.version = (varies)
ups.mfr = Console testing
ups.model = Dummy UPS
ups.status = OL
To create more variables or change the existing values, use the (s)et
command. These variables may be deleted with the (d)elete command.
The (l)ist command will show everything that you have created.
Variables can contain spaces if you remember to quote them just like in
the config files. That is, if you want to register both on battery and
low battery, you need to do something like this:
Command (? for help): s ups.status "OB LB"
Other commands are available, and follow this general pattern. Use ?
in the program to see the full list.
This driver was written in a bar one afternoon when I realized that I
had neither Xdialog to run dummyups (since removed from the tree) nor
an actual UPS on hand. It has also been used to debug things like
upsmon(8) in places where you could never have a UPS ‐ like on a
Instant commands and SET commands don’t do anything useful. You will
get a notice on the screen when it is received from upsd, but nothing
This will need to change in the future when the infrastructure for
confirming these actions has been added.
The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: http://www.networkupstools.org/
Mon Jul 14 2003 DUMMYCONS(8)