pmerr — translate Performance Co-Pilot error codes into error messages


pmerr [-?] code ...
pmerr -l


pmerr accepts standard Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) error codes via the code argument(s) and generates the corresponding error text.

Each code may be an integer, a hexadecimal value or a hexadecimal value prefixed by either “0x” or “0X”.

Error codes must be less than zero, so if code is a positive number, a warning message is produced, and the negated value is used.


-l, --list

This alternative invocation causes all known error codes to be listed, along with their symbolic names and error text.

-?, --help

Display usage message and exit.

PCP Environment

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).

See Also

PMAPI(3), pmErrStr(3), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).

Referenced By

PCPIntro(3), pmcd(1), pmErrStr(3), pmprobe(1).

PCP Performance Co-Pilot