pmconfig(1) Performance Co-Pilot configuration parameters


$PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmconfig [-a|-l] [-L] [-s] [name ...]


pmconfig displays the values for some or all configuration parameters of the local Performance Co-Pilot toolkit installation.

The -L option may be used to change the default reporting mode so that the capabilities of the PCP library are reported, rather than the PCP environment.

An output format suitable for sourcing in shell scripts can be obtained using the -s option, which ensures configuration information is quoted and preceded by an export statement. When not reporting the library capabilities, this mode will produce a statement that does not override an existing setting in the environment for PCP configuration variables.

In the default operating mode, pmconfig is often used in conjunction with the $PCP_DIR environment variable to setup scripts running under the Windows operating system, where the filesystem hierarchy differs greatly to the of Linux/UNIX-based operating systems.


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).