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IT Staff

#1
I have a sub-folder that the application generates tens to hundreds of files
for hours.

Can powergadget create a *online* gadget the *count* the number of files, at
the same time, set max level . Once reach max level, it will send an email
to the user ?
 

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Marco Shaw [MVP]

#2
IT Staff wrote:

> I have a sub-folder that the application generates tens to hundreds of files
> for hours.
>
> Can powergadget create a *online* gadget the *count* the number of files, at
> the same time, set max level . Once reach max level, it will send an email
> to the user ?
>
>
>
I'm not sure I'm exactly following you.

You can use a .ps1 script, and PowerGadgets' -refresh flag to have
PowerGadgets rerun the .ps1 script. That .ps1 script can pass along the
value to out-chart to draw the graph, *and* also have the logic to send
out an email when a value is reached.

Sound like what you want?

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IT Staff

#3
yes, and i tried the following :

1. i've already created a vertical gauge called "folder.pgt"

2. ps (with powergadget) > out-gauge -template
older.pgt -MainIndicator_Value (dir d:\fac\queue\*.*).count -refresh 0:0:2

I delete some files in my d:\fac\queue, but the gadget did not refresh

Why ?





"Marco Shaw [MVP]" <marco.shaw@_NO_SPAM_gmail.com> wrote in message
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> IT Staff wrote:

>> I have a sub-folder that the application generates tens to hundreds of
>> files for hours.
>>
>> Can powergadget create a *online* gadget the *count* the number of files,
>> at the same time, set max level . Once reach max level, it will send an
>> email to the user ?
>>
>>
>>
>
> I'm not sure I'm exactly following you.
>
> You can use a .ps1 script, and PowerGadgets' -refresh flag to have
> PowerGadgets rerun the .ps1 script. That .ps1 script can pass along the
> value to out-chart to draw the graph, *and* also have the logic to send
> out an email when a value is reached.
>
> Sound like what you want?
>
> --
> Microsoft MVP - Windows PowerShell
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
>
> PowerGadgets MVP
> http://www.powergadgets.com/mvp
>
> Blog:
> http://marcoshaw.blogspot.com
 

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Marco Shaw [MVP]

#4
IT Staff wrote:

> yes, and i tried the following :
>
> 1. i've already created a vertical gauge called "folder.pgt"
>
> 2. ps (with powergadget) > out-gauge -template
> older.pgt -MainIndicator_Value (dir d:\fac\queue\*.*).count -refresh 0:0:2
>
> I delete some files in my d:\fac\queue, but the gadget did not refresh
>
> Why ?
That's not how refresh works. PowerGadgets will not recaculate the
count at the 20s refresh like you have the command written out above.

Post the code for folder.pgt, and tells us exactly what you're looking for.

Marco
 

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IT Staff

#5
Manage to get it work ...called it folder.ps1

(get-childitem z:\facsys\queue).count | out-gauge folder.pgt -refresh 0:0:1

1. my folder z:\facsys\queue currently contains greater 13000 files and will
generate more. When i 1st run folder.ps1, it takes some time to *take in*
data ...is there a *faster* command to substitute the get-childitem command
?

2. How can i put a text label machine name *into* my gauge ?

3. How can i make the chart display a *exact* number of files on the screen
via tooltip ? Currently the gauge shows an estimate value





"Marco Shaw [MVP]" <marco.shaw@_NO_SPAM_gmail.com> wrote in message
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> IT Staff wrote:

>> yes, and i tried the following :
>>
>> 1. i've already created a vertical gauge called "folder.pgt"
>>
>> 2. ps (with powergadget) > out-gauge -template
>> lder.pgt -MainIndicator_Value (dir d:\fac\queue\*.*).count -refresh
>> 0:0:2
>>
>> I delete some files in my d:\fac\queue, but the gadget did not refresh
>>
>> Why ?
>
> That's not how refresh works. PowerGadgets will not recaculate the count
> at the 20s refresh like you have the command written out above.
>
> Post the code for folder.pgt, and tells us exactly what you're looking
> for.
>
> Marco
 

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IT Staff

#6
another questions

1. get-childitem z:\facsys\queue).count initial count = 14000 files
2. After x seconds refresh = 14010 files
3. But i check using windows explorer, the exact file count is about 14020

Why is there *slow* refresh exact count ?



"IT Staff" <jkklim@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Manage to get it work ...called it folder.ps1
>
> (get-childitem z:\facsys\queue).count | out-gauge folder.pgt -refresh
> 0:0:1
>
> 1. my folder z:\facsys\queue currently contains greater 13000 files and
> will generate more. When i 1st run folder.ps1, it takes some time to *take
> in* data ...is there a *faster* command to substitute the get-childitem
> command ?
>
> 2. How can i put a text label machine name *into* my gauge ?
>
> 3. How can i make the chart display a *exact* number of files on the
> screen via tooltip ? Currently the gauge shows an estimate value
>
>
>
>
>
> "Marco Shaw [MVP]" <marco.shaw@_NO_SPAM_gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:OL$2kfaUIHA.5516@xxxxxx

>> IT Staff wrote:

>>> yes, and i tried the following :
>>>
>>> 1. i've already created a vertical gauge called "folder.pgt"
>>>
>>> 2. ps (with powergadget) > out-gauge -template
>>> der.pgt -MainIndicator_Value (dir d:\fac\queue\*.*).count -refresh
>>> 0:0:2
>>>
>>> I delete some files in my d:\fac\queue, but the gadget did not refresh
>>>
>>> Why ?
>>
>> That's not how refresh works. PowerGadgets will not recaculate the count
>> at the 20s refresh like you have the command written out above.
>>
>> Post the code for folder.pgt, and tells us exactly what you're looking
>> for.
>>
>> Marco
>
>
 

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Kirk Munro [MVP]

#7
Are there hidden files? Use Get-ChildItem -Force to retrieve all child
items (including hidden ones).

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http://poshoholic.com


"IT Staff" <jkklim@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> another questions
>
> 1. get-childitem z:\facsys\queue).count initial count = 14000 files
> 2. After x seconds refresh = 14010 files
> 3. But i check using windows explorer, the exact file count is about 14020
>
> Why is there *slow* refresh exact count ?
>
>
>
> "IT Staff" <jkklim@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:OwjmQlaUIHA.4440@xxxxxx

>> Manage to get it work ...called it folder.ps1
>>
>> (get-childitem z:\facsys\queue).count | out-gauge folder.pgt -refresh
>> 0:0:1
>>
>> 1. my folder z:\facsys\queue currently contains greater 13000 files and
>> will generate more. When i 1st run folder.ps1, it takes some time to
>> *take in* data ...is there a *faster* command to substitute the
>> get-childitem command ?
>>
>> 2. How can i put a text label machine name *into* my gauge ?
>>
>> 3. How can i make the chart display a *exact* number of files on the
>> screen via tooltip ? Currently the gauge shows an estimate value
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Marco Shaw [MVP]" <marco.shaw@_NO_SPAM_gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:OL$2kfaUIHA.5516@xxxxxx

>>> IT Staff wrote:
>>>> yes, and i tried the following :
>>>>
>>>> 1. i've already created a vertical gauge called "folder.pgt"
>>>>
>>>> 2. ps (with powergadget) > out-gauge -template
>>>> er.pgt -MainIndicator_Value (dir d:\fac\queue\*.*).count -refresh
>>>> 0:0:2
>>>>
>>>> I delete some files in my d:\fac\queue, but the gadget did not refresh
>>>>
>>>> Why ?
>>>
>>> That's not how refresh works. PowerGadgets will not recaculate the
>>> count at the 20s refresh like you have the command written out above.
>>>
>>> Post the code for folder.pgt, and tells us exactly what you're looking
>>> for.
>>>
>>> Marco
>>
>>
>
>
 

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IT Staff

#8
no hidden files.

instead i use : {[system.io.directory]::getfiles("d:\fac\queue")} which is
much faster than using get-childitem or dir.



"Kirk Munro [MVP]" <sorry@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Are there hidden files? Use Get-ChildItem -Force to retrieve all child
> items (including hidden ones).
>
> --
> Kirk Munro [MVP]
> Poshoholic
> http://poshoholic.com
>
>
> "IT Staff" <jkklim@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:eIUmbMdUIHA.536@xxxxxx

>> another questions
>>
>> 1. get-childitem z:\facsys\queue).count initial count = 14000 files
>> 2. After x seconds refresh = 14010 files
>> 3. But i check using windows explorer, the exact file count is about
>> 14020
>>
>> Why is there *slow* refresh exact count ?
>>
>>
>>
>> "IT Staff" <jkklim@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:OwjmQlaUIHA.4440@xxxxxx

>>> Manage to get it work ...called it folder.ps1
>>>
>>> (get-childitem z:\facsys\queue).count | out-gauge folder.pgt -refresh
>>> 0:0:1
>>>
>>> 1. my folder z:\facsys\queue currently contains greater 13000 files and
>>> will generate more. When i 1st run folder.ps1, it takes some time to
>>> *take in* data ...is there a *faster* command to substitute the
>>> get-childitem command ?
>>>
>>> 2. How can i put a text label machine name *into* my gauge ?
>>>
>>> 3. How can i make the chart display a *exact* number of files on the
>>> screen via tooltip ? Currently the gauge shows an estimate value
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Marco Shaw [MVP]" <marco.shaw@_NO_SPAM_gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:OL$2kfaUIHA.5516@xxxxxx
>>>> IT Staff wrote:
>>>>> yes, and i tried the following :
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. i've already created a vertical gauge called "folder.pgt"
>>>>>
>>>>> 2. ps (with powergadget) > out-gauge -template
>>>>> r.pgt -MainIndicator_Value (dir d:\fac\queue\*.*).count -refresh
>>>>> 0:0:2
>>>>>
>>>>> I delete some files in my d:\fac\queue, but the gadget did not refresh
>>>>>
>>>>> Why ?
>>>>
>>>> That's not how refresh works. PowerGadgets will not recaculate the
>>>> count at the 20s refresh like you have the command written out above.
>>>>
>>>> Post the code for folder.pgt, and tells us exactly what you're looking
>>>> for.
>>>>
>>>> Marco
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
 

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