[smokeping-users] smokeping styled graphs from command line

Tom Throckmorton throck+smokeping at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 03:33:17 CET 2011

On 11/24/11 2:28 PM, Rodney Machado wrote:
> Hi Darren,
> Thanks for you answer, I'm very familiar in generating rrd graphs
> (atached a sample), but I'm having hard time creating the same look
> and feel of graphs that smokeping can generate, I'm taking about the
> smoke in particular. I got the rrd files from my smokeping
> installation, but after many tries and retries I'm about to give up.
> So, I'm wondering if someone knows the right syntax for generating
> that same look from the command line.

Hello Rodney;

I've found (by accident) that you can trick smokeping.cgi into dumping
the graph invocation by passing it an incorrect slave parameter, e.g. on
the demo site, hitting this URL:


...will throw an error that includes the all of the RRDs::graph commands
that would have been used to generate the images.  I'm not sure offhand
how compatible the syntax is with rrdgraph directly, but it should give
you a general idea of what's happening under the hood.

I'm curious as to why you want to create the graphs manually; are you
aware that you can generate the graphs on the command line by invoking
smokeping in static mode (using --static, naturally)?


> ________________________________
>  From: Darren Murphy <darren at victoriajd.com>
> To: Rodney Machado <rodmachado at yahoo.com> 
> Cc: "smokeping-users at lists.oetiker.ch" <smokeping-users at lists.oetiker.ch> 
> Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2011 1:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [smokeping-users] smokeping styled graphs from command line
> Hi Rodney,
> The RRDTool docs have a very good tutorial, that includes a section on
> generating graphs.
> See http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/tut/rrdtutorial.en.html
> That would probably be the best place to start.
> You'll also find the rrdtool graph manual at
> http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/doc/rrdgraph.en.html
> And there are also some good examples at
> http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/doc/rrdgraph_examples.en.html
> cheers,
> Darren
> On 24 November 2011 02:26, Rodney Machado <rodmachado at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been using smokeping for a while, now I'm trying to create smokeping
>> styled graphs directly from the ".rrd" files using rrdtool graph command,
>> but untill now I have not been able to figure it out.
>> Does anyone have an idea what the syntax should be?
>> best regards,
>> --RM
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