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       upslog - UPS status logger


       upslog -h

       upslog [OPTIONS]


       upslog is a daemon that will poll a UPS at periodic intervals, fetch the variables that
       interest you, format them, and write them to a file.

       The default format string includes variables that are supported by many common UPS models.
       See the description below to make your own.


           Display the help message.

       -f format
           Monitor the UPS using this format string. Be sure to enclose format in quotes so your
           shell doesn’t split it up. Valid escapes within this string are:

               Insert a single "%"

           %TIME format%
               Insert the time with strftime formatting

               Insert the number of seconds, ala time_t. This is now a 10 digit number.

               insert the local hostname

               insert the host of the UPS being monitored

               insert the pid of upslog

           %VAR varname%
               insert the value of variable varname

       The default format string is:

           %TIME @Y@m@d @H@M@S% %VAR battery.charge% %VAR input.voltage%
           %VAR ups.load% [%VAR ups.status%] %VAR ups.temperature%
           %VAR input.frequency%

       -i interval
           Wait this many seconds between polls. This defaults to 30 seconds.

           If you require tighter timing, you should write your own logger using the upsclient(3)

       -l logfile
           Store the results in this file.

           You can use "-" for stdout, but upslog will remain in the foreground.

       -s ups
           Monitor this UPS. The format for this option is upsname[@hostname[:port]]. The default
           hostname is "localhost".

       -u username
           If started as root, upsmon will setuid(2) to the user id associated with username for

           If username is not defined, it will use the value that was compiled into the program.
           This defaults to "nobody", which is less than ideal.


       The interval value is merely the number given to sleep(3) after running through the format
       string. Therefore, a query will actually take slightly longer than the interval, depending
       on the speed of your system.


       upslog writes its PID to, and will reopen the log file if you send it a SIGHUP.
       This allows it to keep running when the log is rotated by an external program.



       upsc(8), upscmd(8), upsrw(8), upsmon(8)

   Internet resources:
       The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page: