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COLLECTL2PCP(1)          General Commands Manual         COLLECTL2PCP(1)

NAME         top

       collectl2pcp - import collectl data to a PCP archive

SYNOPSIS         top

       collectl2pcp [-fv?]  file [file ...]  archive

DESCRIPTION         top

       collectl2pcp reads raw collectl(1) data from each file and
       creates a new PCP archive with basename archive.  Each input file
       may be gzipped (with .gz suffix).  The PCP archive and at least
       one input file are required arguments.

OPTIONS         top

       The available command line options are:

       -f, --force
            Overwrite archive (and the index and meta files) if it
            already exists.

       -v, --verbose
            Report progress and errors verbosely.  This also reports a
            count of unsupported metric data in the collectl(1) input
            file(s), which is normally silently skipped.

       -?, --help
            Display usage message and exit.

       file [file ...]
            These are the collectl(1) input files.  If more than one is
            given, they must contain data for the same host and be given
            in time-stamp chronological order on the command line.  Note
            that when collectl(1) is run as a service, it normally
            creates files with date based names that will sort
            chronologically (e.g. /var/log/collectl/*.gz will be sorted


       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

       For environment variables affecting PCP tools, see

SEE ALSO         top

       collectl(1), PCPIntro(1), LOGIMPORT(3), pcp.conf(5), pcp.env(5)
       and PMNS(5).

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