C.1. Structured naming

All standard NUT names of variables and commands are structured, with a certain domain-specific prefix and purpose-specific suffix parts. NUT tools provide and interpret them as dot-separated strings (although third-party tools might restructure them by cutting and pasting at the dot separation location, e.g. to represent as a JSON data tree or as data model classes for specific programming languages).

If you would be making a parser of this information, please do also note that in some but not all cases there is a defined data point for some reading or command at the "root level" of what evolved to be a collection of further structured related information (and there are no guarantees for future evolution in this regard), for example:

There may be more layers than two (e.g. input.voltage.low.warning), and in certain cases detailed below there may be a variable component in the practical values (e.g. the n in ambient.n.temperature.alarm variable or outlet.n.load.off command names).