[rrd-users] Re: help a newbie pls

Martin Horak horakm at mail.sce.cz
Mon Feb 23 11:36:07 MET 2004

It seems that rrdtool don't understand the parameters.

Did you try uppercase DEF and AVERAGE, or using ' instead of "?

Maybe backslashes are problematic - try to escape them.

I use Linux version and don't have problems/experience with backslashes.


Ionescu Ionut wrote:
> this is what i typed on cmd prompt:
> rrdtool graph "c:\test.png" -s 1077529905 -e 1077530205 -t "Test"
> def:xx="c:\mrtghtml\log\":ds0:average
> def:yy="c:\mrtghtml\log\":ds1:average
> .... and the error message is:
> ERROR: can't parse 'def:xx=c:\mtrghtml\log\'
> The mrtg config file worked perfectly until i implemented rrd tool, It had
> the following:
> Htmldir: c:\mrtghtml
> Imagedir: c:\mrtghtml\img
> Logdir: c:\mrtghtml\log
> RunAsDaemon: Yes
> Interval:5
> --- and, of course the targets i wanted to monitor ---

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