Visualizing system performance data

(echo "set terminal png;plot '-' u 1:2 t 'cpu' w linespoints;"; sudo vmstat 2 10 | awk 'NR > 2 {print NR, $13}') | gnuplot > plot.png

2009-09-23 16:40:13

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Your command is appreciated, especially for those who use gnuplot 4.2.4
Sunng · 665 weeks and 4 days ago
which version does your command work with? I could not get it to work with 4.2.4. I see that the latest is 4.2.5, is that what you are using?
grokskookum · 665 weeks and 4 days ago
yes, since gnuplot 4.2.5, the -e option is introduced in...
Sunng · 664 weeks ago
oh, well that stinks, then your command is just fine, i bet people voted you down because they were running 4.2.4 or earlier, if you want i will delete my command, lemme know.
grokskookum · 664 weeks ago
oh, you don't have to. I know many people still running gnuplot 4.2.4 on thier ubuntu jaunty. Your command will be helpful and appreciated for them.
Sunng · 663 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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