PMERR(1)                   General Commands Manual                  PMERR(1)

NAME         top

       pmerr  -  translate  Performance Co-Pilot error codes into error mes‐

SYNOPSIS         top

       pmerr code ...
       pmerr -l

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmerr accepts standard Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) error codes via the
       code argument(s) and generates the corresponding error text.

       Each code may be an integer, a hexadecimal value or a hexadecimal
       value prefixed by either ``0x'' or ``0X''.

       Error codes must be less than zero, so if code is a positive number,
       a warning message is produced, and the negated value is used.

       The alternative use of the -l option causes all known error codes to
       be listed, along with their symbolic names and error text.


       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize
       the file and directory names used by PCP.  On each installation, the
       file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables.
       The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative
       configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO         top

       PMAPI(3), pmErrStr(3), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).

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