evmget - Retrieves stored events
evmget [-A] [-e] [-f filter_expr] [-t show_template] [-s
sort_spec] [-C channel-list] [-h hostname[:port_no]]...
Automatically starts evmsort -A to produce a sorted and
formatted display of the retrieved events. Terminates
after validating the supplied command operands. This feature
can be used to check the syntax of a filter expression
or to verify the ability to establish a remote connection.
Outputs only events that match the filter_expr.
See EvmFilter(5) for the syntax of filter_expr. Template
string to be passed to evmsort if the -A option is also
specified. If the -A option is not specified, this argument
is ignored. See evmshow(1) for a description of the
template string. Sort specification string to be passed
to evmsort if the -A option is also specified. If the -A
option is not specified, this argument is ignored. See
evmsort(1) for a description of the sort specification.
Specifies that events should be retrieved only from channels
whose names are included in the channel-list. Refer
to the DESCRIPTION section for more details of this option
and the syntax of the channel-list. Attempts to connect
to the EVM daemon on the host hostname, rather than to the
local daemon. If a cluster alias is specified for hostname,
attempts to connect ot the EVM daemon on that cluster.
If specified, the port number must be the same as the
portnum specified in the EVM daemon configuration file,
evmdaemon.conf(4). In most cases, the default should be
If connecting to a cluster alias, evmwatch monitors
events that are posted on all members of the cluster.
This option may be repeated to obtain events from
several hosts or clusters. If the name of the
local host is specified, a remote connection is
made to the local daemon.
If :port_no is specified, port_no is used for TCP
communication with the remote EVM daemon; otherwise,
the evm port number found in /etc/services is
used. If no entry is found in /etc/services, the
reserved default value of 619 is used. If specified,
the port number must be the same as the portnum
specified in the EVM daemon configuration file,
/etc/evmdaemon.conf. In most cases, the default
should be used.
The evmget command retrieves stored events and outputs
them to stdout as EVM events. Events are obtained from a
configured set of log files and event channels, using
channel-specific retrieval functions as specified in the
channel configuration file.
If the -A option is specified, evmget automatically starts
evmsort -A and pipes the event stream into it, producing a
sorted and formatted display of events. If show_template
or sort_spec arguments are supplied, these strings are
passed to evmsort through its own -t and -s options. See
evmsort(1) and evmshow(1) for more information.
If you are only interested in events that are available
from a particular set of event channels (for example, an
event channel that retrieves events from your own application
logfiles), you can use the -C option to specify the
channels to be searched. This may reduce the overall
retrieval time, as it avoids the need to search channels
in which you have no interest. Note that no events will
be returned for a channel that does not have an fn_get
keyword defined in its channel configuration.
A channel-list is a list of one or more channel names,
separated either by commas or, if the list is enclosed in
quotes, by space or tab characters. You can supply multiple
channel lists by specifying the -C option more than
once. You can use the evminfo -lc command to see a list of
Because events may be retrieved from more than one source,
there is no guarantee that they will be returned in any
particular order unless the -A option is used or the output
event stream is piped through evmsort.
For security reasons, the ability to make a remote connection
for event retrieval is controlled by the setting of
remote_connection in the daemon configuration file,
/etc/evmdaemon.conf. See evmdaemon.conf(4) for more
The evmget command will retrieve only events for which the
user has access authorization. See evm.auth(4) for details
of access authorization.
The evmget command rejects attempts to output raw events
to a terminal device.
The following exit values are returned: Successful completion.
An error occurred.
The following example uses evmget to retrieve events,
automatically piping the events through evmsort and
evmshow to produce a sorted and formatted list of events.
evmget -A In the following example, all available events
are retrieved and piped to evmsort and evmshow for sorting
and formatting. The events are sorted into the default
timestamp order, and displayed with the timestamp at the
start of each line. evmget -A -t "@timestamp @@" In this
example, only events from the misclog channel are
retrieved. The events are further filtered to display only
messages from the EVM daemon's logfile. evmget -A -C misclog
-f "[name *.evmdaemon]" -t "@timestamp @@" This
example retrieves only events that have a priority value
of at least 500. The raw events are sorted into descending
timestamp order and stored in a file. evmget -f "[priority
>= 500]" | evmsort -s @timestamp- > my_eventfile This
example uses a stored filter to retrieve all AdvFS events,
sorts them into ascending timestamp order (the default
order), and displays them. evmget -f "@sys:advfs" | evmsort
| evmshow -t "@timestamp @@" This ksh example
retrieves events from two remote hosts, sorts them into
chronological and hostname order, and displays them.
export EVM_SORT_SPEC="@timestamp:@host_name" export
EVM_SHOW_TEMPLATE="@timestamp @host_name%8 @@" evmget -A
-t "[pri >= 600]" -h kipper -h sniffer
Location of the EVM channel configuration file. Location
of the EVM daemon configuration file. Definition of the
sockets and protocols used for Internet services.
Commands: evmpost(1), evminfo(1), evmshow(1), evmsort(1),
Files: evmchannel.conf(4), evmdaemon.conf(4), evmfilterfile(4), services(4)
Event Management: EVM(5)
EVM Events: EvmEvent(5)
Event Filter: EvmFilter(5)
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