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PMCONFIG(1)              General Commands Manual             PMCONFIG(1)

NAME         top

       pmconfig - Performance Co-Pilot configuration parameters

SYNOPSIS         top

       $PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmconfig [-alLs?]  [name ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmconfig displays the values for some or all configuration
       parameters of the local Performance Co-Pilot toolkit

OPTIONS         top

       The available command line options are:

       -a, --all
            Reports all configuration parameters in the default format.

       -l, --list
            Synonym for the -a option, reports the same (default)

       -L, --library
            This option changes the default reporting mode so that the
            capabilities of the PCP library are reported, rather than
            the PCP environment.

       -s, --shell
            An output format suitable for sourcing in shell scripts
            which ensures configuration information is quoted and
            preceded by an export statement.  When not reporting the
            library capabilities, this mode will produce a statement
            that does not override an existing setting in the
            environment for PCP configuration variables.

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

       In the default operating mode, pmconfig is often used in
       conjunction with the $PCP_DIR environment variable to setup
       scripts running under the Windows operating system, where the
       filesystem hierarchy differs greatly to the of Linux/UNIX-based
       operating systems.


       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

SEE ALSO         top

       pmGetConfig(3), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).

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