nimalarm.exe options

Discussion created by hazard on Aug 17, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 22, 2017 by hazard

Not so much a question but a comment that may help someone. I recently upgraded from 8.2 to 8.47 and had an issue using nimalarm.exe. I use it to send a regular alarm to the alarm console to ensure alarms are being received okay using Windows scheduler. 

I noticed that the alarm had stopped coming in, ran it manually and it looked like it completed okay but never came in. I manually ran the tool testalarm and that worked fine. What I did notice was that when I ran nimalarm manually, when it completed it printed the version on the screen. When looking at the options I noticed that the options for nimalarm have changed, where '-V' used to be <message values e.g. key1=val1;key2=val2....> we now have '-V' listed as "print version" and '-v' is now used for message values.


Attached document shows the differences


So a subtle change between upper case V and lower case v in the tools options for this tool has wasted a few hours.

I have not managed to find any documented details on this option change.


Just wanted to highlight this in case anyone else has not noticed the change and uses nimalarm.