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PMLOGMV(1)                 General Commands Manual                PMLOGMV(1)

NAME         top

       pmlogmv - move (rename) Performance Co-Pilot archive files

SYNOPSIS         top

       pmlogmv [-NV?]  oldname newname

DESCRIPTION         top

       A Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) archive consists of multiple files as
       created by pmlogger(1).  pmlogmv allows all the files of a single PCP
       archive to be moved or renamed as a group in a single operation.

       The oldname argument identifies the target archive, and may be either
       the basename that is common to all files in that archive or one of
       the archive's files.  The new archive's basename is newname.

       Because PCP archives are important records of system activity,
       special care is taken to ensure the integrity of an archive's files.
       For recoverable problems encountered during the execution of pmlogmv,
       all the files associated with oldname will be preserved, and no new
       files with the newname prefix will be created.  ``Recoverable
       problems'' include signals that can be caught (such as SIGHUP,
       SIGINT, SIGQUIT and SIGTERM), permissions issues, new files already
       existing, file system full events, etc.

       The implementation of pmlogmv uses hard links in the file system and
       so follows the semantic restrictions of ln(2) which for most systems
       means the directories containing both the oldname and the newname PCP
       archive files need to be writeable and within the same file system.

OPTIONS         top

       The available command line options are:

       -N, --showme
            Perform a dry-run, checking and reporting what changes would be
            made without making any changes.

       -V, --verbose
            Enable verbose mode.

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

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       All error and warning messages are intended to be easily understood
       and errors produce a non-zero exit status.

SEE ALSO         top

       ln(1) and pmlogger(1).

COLOPHON         top

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