upsc - example lightweight UPS client
upsc is provided as a quick way to poll the status of
a UPS server. It can be used inside shell scripts and other
programs that need UPS data but don't want to include the
Note that upsc polls via UDP which is fundamentally
unreliable and may not function at all over lossy networks.
For reliable communications over TCP, see
Display the status of that UPS. The format for this option
upsd__(8)? running on port 1234.
Using an argument like
upsc will either print a list of all supported variables and
their values on the UPS or an error message. If you receive
an error, make sure you have specified a valid UPS on the
command line, that upsd(8) is really running on the
other host and that no firewalls are blocking
UDP connections over many hops tend to break.
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