[rrd-users] Legend alignment

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.het.net
Mon Dec 10 23:18:05 CET 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 04:45:14PM -0500, Cole Tuininga wrote:

> I'm running rrdtool 1.2.23 on a freebsd system and am having a little
> trouble with the alignment of the legend.  Typically, the graphs I'm
> generating end up having a legend with three items per row, and I want
> each of these columns to be lined up.  The problem seems to occur only
> on the second and third column of the last line in each graph.

Confirmed using 1.2.12 and 1.2.25

What's happening: rrdtool evenly divides remainging space, except on the
last row.

Maybe someone else has a smarter solution, but I just tried this one
and it seems to work:

If you always have up to three items on a row, suffix every third
label with '\l'. This will start a new row.

AREA:GRAPH4#764913:Record Type\:CNAME.\l:STACK \
AREA:GRAPH9#5e676c:Record Type\:MX   .\l:STACK \

and so on.

Adjust "every third" when you alter the graph width or the amount
of characters per label.

Alex van den Bogaerdt

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