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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       pmlogmv [-NV] oldname newname

DESCRIPTION

       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.

       The  -N  option  performs  a  dry-run,  checking  and reporting what changes would be made
       without making any changes.

       Additional reporting verbosity may be requested with the -V option.

       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.

SEE ALSO

       ln(2) and pmlogger(1).

DIAGNOSTICS

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