nowif the days and time encompasses the current time).
Apple hot newstest with
Apple newsroom, using their current news URL, and updated filters.
FTP Directory Listingservice, since macOS no longer includes the ftp command-line tool.
smartvariables that are not available to notifiers, since they just duplicate values already available. (In case you weren't already aware, you can add a number after Filter for any filter variable, to access variables of prior filters; the numbers count from 1 for the first filter.)
Reload to Preview, rather than automatically sending an email or running the script (resulting in unexpected placeholder emails or script actions). Click the Reload toolbar button, or the File > Notify Now menu command, to actually preview the item.
2014-12-25 12:34, using your local date & time format) or relative times (like
5 mins, 25 secs ago) is also available in these menus.
#1: Block Outputfor the output from a Block filter.
check inor test that a mail server is working. It outputs the message, or an error if unsuccessful.
staticon launch, licensing and quit, and blue
onstate behind the status icon.
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Change Only If Uniquedefault filter to result in a Change if the input text has never been seen before by this filter, or Unchanged if it has.
History Always Repeatsdefault filter to result in a Failure if the input text hasn't been seen before, or Unchanged if it has. It's easy to add additional variations if you need them.
yyyy-MM-dd 'at' HH:mm:ss.
Remote File Attributesservice from the default ones, since it was an experimental one that wasn't supposed to be there (and didn't work). (Standard edition only)
FTP Directory Listingand
Samba SMBservice scripts to use Username and Password custom variables instead of the TestUsername and TestPassword ones, which aren't available to scripts now. If you use either of these services, you may need to edit your tests accordingly.
defaults write com.dejal.simon MaximumActiveChecks 1.
is greater than,
is less than,
is in rangeor
is not in range. It then results in either a change or failure, as desired. So you can use this to detect if a disk is getting full, a price has changed by a specified threshold, a file count has changed, or many other uses.
just, since the event may have occurred a while ago, if it is an ongoing failure.
hotspotmode if it receives something unexpected — probably a hotspot login page. This will avoid having false failures when you have an internet connection but need to log in to the hotspot. This feature is disabled by default, but can be enabled via a new General preference if you have Simon on a laptop.
staticanimation while the License Assistant is displayed, to help remind that the tests are awaiting a response.
-character. This could affect many people, as the default Incoming Email (POP) service uses this when the server doesn't accept the login.
waitingtests as active, even if they're normally paused.
defaults write com.dejal.simon2 EmailDebugMode YESin Terminal.
defaults write com.dejal.simon2 EmailUseRecipientServer YES.
defaults write com.dejal.simon2 RemoteWebDebugMode YESin Terminal.
neverwhen appropriate (instead of a date in the distant past), e.g. if outputting the failure date when the test hasn't failed yet.
defaults write com.dejal.simon2 PortDebugMode YESin Terminal.
defaults write com.dejal.simon2 PingDebugMode YESin Terminal.
queued manuallywhen multiple tests are queued via a Check Now command, or
queuedand a time interval if queued automatically when due.
Successcustom result would cause it to not be deletable; now only one
Only notify once for each failurecheckbox to get repeatedly notified until recovery.
keep backupcheckbox in the Advanced preferences.
not changed, etc. Useful for use in email notifiers, scripts, etc.
localhost, and not automatically add
offline, some icons would disappear, and sometimes other cosmetic issues. This was a tricky one to track down, managed with the kind help of a customer. If anyone still experiences these symptoms with this release, please let me know ASAP.
flat metalstyle instead of the less fashionable
brushed metalstyle. Also got rid of excess margins around the controls, again in keeping with modern style conventions.
nonein the optional Last Downtime column in the Simon Monitor window if the test has never failed.
172453. Useful in filenames etc in scripts (e.g. see the Screenshot script).
staticin the Dock icon now continues during the Setup Assistant window, just for fun.
As the Apple Turnsdefault test with Apple's macOS downloads page, since the former is no longer being updated.
--in the Last Changed column, just for ACE. :)
nowwhen checking; useful for slower Services like Ping, and when a server is very slow in responding.
Only notify if failure notifiedrecovery setting in the Notifiers works. It used to only use the recovery Notifier if that same Notifier was also used for a failure. But since a given Notifier is usually only used for failures or for recoveries, not both, it makes more sense to use the recovery Notifier if any failure Notifier was used, so that's what it now does.
hang(infinite loop) when calculating the next due date for a Test.
NaNfor new or reset tests until the next app launch.
offlinein the Next Check column and flashes a special symbol in the Status column and on the Dock icon. It keeps looking for an internet connection, and performs the check as soon as it is available. Useful for dial-up users, people who sleep their computers while Simon is running, and DSL outages, to avoid false failure reports.
screen, that fades in and out. A nice Cocoa effect. Desirable as loading the Simon Monitor window can take a noticeable amount of time when there are a number of tests.
staticon the Dock icon when starting and quitting, just for the fun of it.
Last Changedcolumn in the tests table as
Last Change, and renamed the
Last Errorcolumn as
Last Failure, since those titles are more accurate.