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RTACCT(8)                System Manager's Manual               RTACCT(8)

NAME         top

       nstat, rtacct - network statistics tools.

SYNOPSIS         top

       Usage: nstat [ -h?vVzrnasd:t:jp ] [ PATTERN [ PATTERN ] ]
       Usage: rtacct [ -h?vVzrnasd:t: ] [ ListOfRealms ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       nstat and rtacct are simple tools to monitor kernel snmp counters
       and network interface statistics.

       nstat can filter kernel snmp counters by name with one or several
       specified wildcards. Wildcards are case-insensitive and can
       include special symbols ?  and *

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help Print help

       -V, --version
              Print version

       -z, --zeros
              Dump zero counters too. By default they are not shown.

       -r, --reset
              Reset history.

       -n, --nooutput
              Do not display anything, only update history.

       -a, --ignore
              Dump absolute values of counters. The default is to
              calculate increments since the previous use.

       -s, --noupdate
              Do not update history, so that the next time you will see
              counters including values accumulated to the moment of
              this measurement too.

       -j, --json
              Display results in JSON format.

       -p, --pretty
              When combined with --json, pretty print the output.

       -d, --scan <INTERVAL>
              Run in daemon mode collecting statistics. <INTERVAL> is
              interval between measurements in seconds.

       -t, --interval <INTERVAL>
              Time interval to average rates. Default value is 60

SEE ALSO         top


COLOPHON         top

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                              27 June, 2007                    RTACCT(8)