This commit changes the formatting of plugin output for all checks. What used to look like: OK: Happy days will now simply look like: Happy days The leading status text was not of much use. The only place you might need it is in your pager messages: even there, you would be better off using the $SERVICESTATE$ macro. However, note that this is not a requirement of the API, so you cannot depend on this being an accurate reflection of the status of the service - the status should always be determined by the return code. http://nagiosplug.sourceforge.net/developer-guidelines.html#AEN33
http://nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/pluginapi.html The old way conformed to spec, though I personally prefer the look of having it appear on the first line.
http://nagiosplug.sourceforge.net/developer-guidelines.html#AEN201 'no unit specified - assume a number (int or float) of things (eg, users, processes, load averages)'