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NAME

       collectdctl - Control interface for collectd

SYNOPSIS

       collectdctl [options] <command> [command options]

DESCRIPTION

       collectdctl provides a control interface for collectd, which may be used to interact with
       the daemon using the "unixsock plugin".

OPTIONS

       collectdctl supports the following options:

       -s socket
           Path to the UNIX socket opened by collectd's "unixsock plugin".  Default:
           /var/run/collectd-unixsock

       -h  Display usage information and exit.

AVAILABLE COMMANDS

       The following commands are supported:

       getval <identifier>
           Query the latest collected value identified by the specified <identifier> (see below).
           The value-list associated with that data-set is returned as a list of key-value-pairs,
           each on its own line. Keys and values are separated by the equal sign ("=").

       flush [timeout=<seconds>] [plugin=<name>] [identifier=<id>]
           Flush the daemon. This is useful, e. g., to make sure that the latest values have been
           written to the respective RRD file before graphing them or copying them to somewhere
           else.

           The following options are supported by the flush command:

           timeout=<seconds>
               Flush values older than the specified timeout (in seconds) only.

           plugin=<name>
               Flush the specified plugin only. I. e., data cached by the specified plugin is
               written to disk (or network or whatever), if the plugin supports that operation.

               Example: rrdtool.

           identifier=<id>
               If this option is present, only the data specified by the specified identifier
               (see below) will be flushed. Note that this option is not supported by all plugins
               (e. g., the "network" plugin does not support this).

           The plugin and identifier options may be specified more than once. In that case, all
           combinations of specified plugins and identifiers will be flushed only.

       listval
           Returns a list of all values (by their identifier) available to the "unixsock" plugin.
           Each value is printed on its own line. I. e., this command returns a list of valid
           identifiers that may be used with the other commands.

       putval <identifier> [interval=<seconds>] <value-list(s)>
           Submit one or more values (identified by <identifier>, see below) to the daemon which
           will then dispatch them to the write plugins. interval specifies the interval (in
           seconds) used to collect the values following that option. It defaults to the default
           of the running collectd instance receiving the data. Multiple <value-list(s)> (see
           below) may be specified.  Each of them will be submitted to the daemon. The values
           have to match the data-set definition specified by the type as given in the identifier
           (see types.db(5) for details).

IDENTIFIERS

       An identifier has the following format:

       [hostname/]plugin[-plugin_instance]/type[-type_instance]

       Examples:
        somehost/cpu-0/cpu-idle
        uptime/uptime
        otherhost/memory/memory-used

       Hostname defaults to the local (non-fully qualified) hostname if omitted. No error is
       returned if the specified identifier does not exist (this is a limitation in the
       "libcollectdclient" library).

VALUE-LIST

       A value list describes one data-set as handled by collectd. It is a colon (":") separated
       list of the time and the values. Each value is either given as an integer if the data-type
       is a counter, or as a double if the data-type is a gauge value. A literal "U" is
       interpreted as an undefined gauge value.  The number of values and the data-types have to
       match the type specified in the identifier (see types.db(5) for details). The time is
       specified as epoch (i. e., standard UNIX time) or as a literal "N" which will be
       interpreted as now.

EXAMPLES

       "collectdctl flush plugin=rrdtool identifier=somehost/cpu-0/cpu-wait"
           Flushes all CPU wait RRD values of the first CPU of the local host.  I. e., writes all
           pending RRD updates of that data-source to disk.

       "for ident in `collectdctl listval | grep users/users`; do collectdctl getval $ident;
       done"
           Query the latest number of logged in users on all hosts known to the local collectd
           instance.

SEE ALSO

       collectd(1), collectd.conf(5), collectd-unixsock(5), types.db(5)

AUTHOR

       collectd has been written by Florian Forster <octo at collectd.org> and many contributors
       (see `AUTHORS').

       collectdctl has been written by HXkon J Dugstad Johnsen
       <hakon-dugstad.johnsen at telenor.com> and Sebastian Harl <sh at tokkee.org>.