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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 installation.

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) format.

       -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

       -?, --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 pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO         top

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

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