pcp-ipcs - Man Page

provide information on IPC facilities


pcp [pcp options] ipcs [-luV?] [output-format]


pcp-ipcs provides information on the inter-process communication facilities for which the calling process has read access.


When invoked via the pcp(1) command, the -h/--host, -a/--archive, -O/--origin, -Z/--timezone and several other pcp options become indirectly available; refer to PCPIntro(1) for a complete description of these options.

The additional command line options available for pcp-ipcs are:

-V, --version

Display version information and exit.

-?, --help

Display the usage message and exit.

Output formats

-l, --limits

Show resource limits.

-u, --summary

Show status summary.

PCP Environment

Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

For environment variables affecting PCP tools, see pmGetOptions(3).

See Also

PCPIntro(1), pcp(1), ipcmk(1), ipcrm(1), msgrcv(2), msgsnd(2), semget(2), semop(2), shmat(2), shmdt(2) and shmget(2).


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