papi_command_line(1) executes PAPI preset or native events from the command line.


papi_command_line < event > < event > ...


papi_command_line is a PAPI utility program that adds named events from the command line to a PAPI EventSet and does some work with that EventSet. This serves as a handy way to see if events can be counted together, and if they give reasonable results for known work.


  • -u Display output values as unsigned integers
  • -x Display output values as hexadecimal
  • -h Display help information about this utility.


There are no known bugs in this utility. If you find a bug, it should be reported to the PAPI Mailing List at [email protected].