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a lightweight system monitoring tool


monitorix -c configfile [-p pidfile] [-d none | graph[,graph] | all] [-v] [-n] [-u] [-s splitpolicy]


This Perl daemon starts the main Monitorix process, which gathers statistics about the system it is running on and stores this information in a set of RRD files.


-c configfile

The default location of the main configuration file varies depending on the operating system:

Linux:        /etc/monitorix/monitorix.conf
FreeBSD:      /usr/local/etc/monitorix.conf

Extra configuration files can be placed in /etc/monitorix/conf.d, they will be loaded right after the main configuration file (overriding previous options).

-p pidfile

Stores the daemon's process ID into the specified file.

-d none | graph[,graph] | all

Logs more information about what monitorix is doing internally. The keys reflect if the data collected must be displayed on each case. If all is defined, the data collected of all enabled graphs will be shown. If none is defined no data collected will be shown. Finally it is also possible to define a comma-separated list of graph names from which show their data collected.
For a reference of all graph names check the option graph_name in the monitorix.conf configuration file.


Displays version information.


This argument will prevent Monitorix from daemonizing, and hence, forcing it to run in foreground. This is specially useful for debugging purposes.


This option will force Monitorix to run under the regular user who started it. It's necessary to make sure that this user will have write permissions to the directory and files pointed by the options base_dir, base_lib and log_file (either for monitorix and for the HTTP built-in server). Also, you must know that some graphs might not work because only the 'root' user is capable to get such statistics. Check the log files after starting Monitorix in this mode.

-s splitpolicy

This option decides which part of a line in the config file will be the key and which one will be the value. The split policy accepts the values guess (which is the default), whitespace (which causes the Monitorix to split by whitespace) and equalsign (which causes it to split strictly by equal sign).


On receipt of a SIGHUP, monitorix will close and reopen its log file (provided that it has a filename defined). This is useful in scripts which rotate and age log files.

Note that the configuration file is not re-read.


The following set of the files are created on every startup:


Stores the path of configfile and other information.


Stores the output of hplog command.


HTML main page.


Monitorix is written by Jordi Sanfeliu <>

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Jan 2022 3.14.0 Monitorix collector daemon