Commit d3cb5721 authored by Jonathan Michalon's avatar Jonathan Michalon

Update README with more doc and new features

parent d61758c9
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Picomon is a very small and minimal alerting tool
Written in Python, it needs at least python 3.2 for the ThreadPools.
On debian Wheezy the package is `python3`.
On Debian Wheezy the package is `python3`.
usage: [-h] [-1]
optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-1, --one single run with immediate output of check results (test/debug)
Everything can be configured from base tick, hosts and checks.
The `base_tick` option defines the base granularity (in seconds) for polling.
`Host`s are shorthands to avoid repeating addresses within checks.
Checks are then defined as a list of `Check`-derived class instances that
implement every single check (see lib/
Current state output
Just send the `SIGUSR1` signal to the process: it will first print the checks
in error state and then the successful checks to the standard output.
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