bootchart(1) render a chart from the statistical data recorded with bootchartd


bootchart [-f|--format FORMAT] [-n|--no-prune] [-o|--output-dir DIR] files ...


bootchart is used to process the log file created by bootchartd(1) (/var/log/bootchart.tgz by default). bootchart builds the process tree and renders a performance chart in different formats. The chart may then be analyzed to examine process dependency and overall resource utilization.


-f,--format FORMAT
Sets the format of the image. Possible values are: png, eps, svg (default)
-h, --help
Display brief usage message.
-n, --no-prune
Do not prune the process tree. To make the resulting process tree more comprehensible, bootchart will prune the tree using various techniques (removing short-lived processes, merging processes, etc.). This option disables such behavior.
-o, --output-dir DIR
Sets the output directory for the resulting image. (default: .)
-v, --version
Show program version.


the default log file to parse (unless otherwise specified).


bootchart was written by Ziga Mahkovec <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Jörg Sommer <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).