[rrd-users] Re: Problems with NT-Paths when using rrdtool graph

Rainer Bawidamann Rainer.Bawidamann at rz.uni-ulm.de
Tue Oct 31 15:21:18 MET 2000

In article <91AD4D8576DBD211B4340800060D955F2AACD7 at sv-berta.hzd.hessen.de>,
	U.Tehrani at hzd.hessen.de ("Tehrani, Ulrich") writes:
> ...
>  DEF:util=D:\temp\FKB_glob_utilseg_FKBSNT002A.rrd:STATSOKTS:AVERAGE
> LINE2:util#FF000
> ...
> ERROR: can't parse DEF
> 'util=D:\temp\FKB_glob_utilseg_FKBSNT002A.rrd:STATSOKTS:AVERAGE' -2
> I think the cause of this error are the colons used in Windows NT Paths.
> Because rrdtool is using colons as delimiter.
> Does anybody know a possibility  to use such paths in rrdtool? (I wan't to
> use an absolute path !!!)

Escape the colon with \ (this should be in the docs), i.e.


A \ followed by a \ or : has to be escaped too so you might want to
escape all \ too.

Rainer.Bawidamann at rz.uni-ulm.de

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