[rrd-users] Fetch the time of the first entry

Simon Hobson simon at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Jul 1 17:21:37 CEST 2014

Alex van den Bogaerdt <alex at vandenbogaerdt.nl> wrote:

> As already explained, "rrdtool first" gives you the first available slot.

Looks like the documentation is misleading then :

http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/doc/rrdfirst.en.html says :
> The first function returns the UNIX timestamp of the first data sample entered into the specified RRA of the RRD file.

Can't just come up with the right words though. It's the timestamp of the oldest bucket, or is CDP slot a better term ?

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