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 metric.
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
The available command line options are:
-f file, --file=file
File with input text to be archived, or ``-'' for standard
-h hostname, --hostname=hostname
Source host name for the archive. The default value is the
local host name, or ``localhost'' if that cannot be
-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.
-m metric, --metric=metric
Metric name for the archive. The default metric name is
-o outfile, --outfile=outfile
Archive output file. The default archive name is paste.
-t timezone, --timezone=timezone
Source timezone for the archive archive. The default value
is the local timezone.
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
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