pmlogpaste takes input text from a file or the command line, and
writes it as a metric value in a new PCP archive. This metric value
is timestamped with the current time, and is stored as a string type
The main purpose of this tool is to take captured output and preserve
this in a PCP archive. This allows, for example, the output of a
benchmark run to be stored along with performance metrics captured
during that run, in a single archive. Archives can be merged using
the pmlogextract(1) utility.
pmlogpaste uses the LOGIMPORT(3) library interfaces internally, which
support the creation of archives from external sources of performance
The available command line options are:
-h hostname, --hostname=hostname
source host name for a LOGIMPORT archive. The default value
is the local host name, or ``localhost'' if that cannot be
-t timezone, --timezone=timezone
source timezone for a LOGIMPORT archive. The default value is
the local timezone.
-m metric, --metric=metric
metric name for a LOGIMPORT archive. The default metric name
-f file, --file=file
file with input text to be archived, or ``-'' for standard
-o outfile, --outfile=outfile
archive output file. The default archive name is paste.
-l label, --label=label
Add context labels to the generated archive. This option can
be presented multiple times to produce multiple labels in the
archive. The label should be in the form name:value.
Display usage message and exit.
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).
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