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       pmIDStr, pmIDStr_r - convert a performance metric identifier into a string


       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       const char *pmIDStr(pmID pmid);
       char *pmIDStr_r(pmID pmid, char *buf, int buflen);

       cc ... -lpcp


       For  use  in  error and diagnostic messages, pmIDStr returns a `human readable' version of
       the specified Performance Metric Identifier (PMID).  The pmIDStr_r function does the same,
       but  stores  the  result in a user-supplied buffer buf of length buflen, which should have
       room for at least 20 bytes.

       Internally, a PMID is encoded with  three  fields:  domain,  cluster  and  item.   pmIDStr
       returns  a  string  with  each  of  the  fields appearing as decimal numbers, separated by

       The string value result from pmIDStr is held in a single static buffer,  so  the  returned
       value is only valid until the next call to pmIDStr.


       pmIDStr returns a pointer to a static buffer and hence is not thread-safe.  Multi-threaded
       applications should use pmIDStr_r instead.


       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).   Values  for these variables may be
       obtained programmatically using the pmGetConfig(3) function.


       PMAPI(3),  pmGetConfig(3),  pmInDomStr(3),   pmTypeStr(3),   pmSemStr(3),   pmUnitsStr(3),
       pmLookupDesc(3), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).