[collectd] Question about curl plugin and regexps

Martin B. Smith smithmb at ufl.edu
Tue Feb 15 23:18:05 CET 2011

Howdy there folks,

I have the following text/plain output from a CGI script:


I'm configuring the curl plugin to read them:

LoadPlugin curl
<Plugin curl>
<Page "my_users">
   URL "http://localhost/cgi-script"
     Regex "active_users_count\|([0-9]+)"
     DSType "GaugeLast"
     Type "my_users"
     Instance "active_users_count"

In types.db, I've got:
my_users value:GAUGE:0:65535

Am I misunderstanding the amount of escaping I need to do for a vertical 
pipe in my configuration? Is the Regex match supposed to be multiline?

I've tried to match on "^active_users_count\|([0-9]+)$" too.

Thanks in advance,
Martin B. Smith
smithmb at ufl.edu - (352) 273-1374
CNS/Open Systems Group
University of Florida

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