[rrd-developers] [PATCH 2/2] rrdfetch(1): Document restricted time parsing when using the daemon.

Florian Forster rrdtool at octo.it
Thu Apr 29 12:06:00 CEST 2010

From: Florian Forster <octo at leeloo.lan.home.verplant.org>

 doc/rrdfetch.pod |    7 +++++++
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/rrdfetch.pod b/doc/rrdfetch.pod
index 0052aa6..49b8fc2 100644
--- a/doc/rrdfetch.pod
+++ b/doc/rrdfetch.pod
@@ -58,6 +58,13 @@ For a list of accepted formats, see the B<-l> option in the L<rrdcached> manual.
  rrdtool fetch --daemon unix:/var/run/rrdcached.sock /var/lib/rrd/foo.rrd AVERAGE
+Please note that due to thread-safety reasons, the time specified with B<-s>
+and B<-e> cannot use the complex forms described in
+L<"AT-STYLE TIME SPECIFICATION">. The only accepted arguments are "simple
+integers". Positive values are interpreted as seconds since epoch, negative
+values (and zero) are interpreted as relative to I<now>. So "1272535035" refers
+to "09:57:15 (UCT), April 29th 2010" and "-3600" means "one hour ago".

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