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rrdcgi




SYNOPSIS

       #!/path/to/rrdcgi [--filter]


DESCRIPTION

       rrdcgi is a sort of very limited script interpreter. Its
       purpose is to run as a cgi-program and parse a web page
       template containing special <RRD:: tags. rrdcgi will
       interpret and act according to these tags.  In the end it
       will printout a web page including the necessary CGI head­
       ers.

       rrdcgi parses the contents of the template in 3 steps. In
       each step it looks only for a subset of tags. This allows
       to nest tags.

       The argument parser uses the same semantics as you are
       used from your c shell.

       Pass 1

       RRD::CV name
               Inserts the CGI variable of the given name.

       RRD::CV::QUOTE name
               Inserts the CGI variable of the given name but
               quotes it, ready for use as an argument in another
               RRD:: tag. So even when there are spaces in the
               value of the CGI variable it will still be consid­
               ered as one argument.

       RRD::CV::PATH name
               Inserts the CGI variable of the given name, quotes
               it and makes sure the it starts neither with a '/'
               nor contains '..'. This is to make sure that no
               problematic pathnames can be introduced through
               the CGI interface.

       RRD::GETENV variable
               Get the value of an environment variable.

                <RRD::GETENV REMOTE_USER>

               might give you the name of the remote user given
               you are using some sort of access control on the
               directory

       Pass 2

       RRD::GOODFOR seconds

               to make sure everything is presented in Universal
               Time. Note that the values permitted to TZ depend
               on your OS.

       RRD::TIME::LAST rrd-file strftime-format
               This gets replaced by the last modification time
               of the selected RRD. The time is strftime-formated
               with the string specified in the second argument.

       RRD::TIME::NOW strftime-format
               This gets replaced by the current time of day. The
               time is strftime-formated with the string speci­
               fied in the argument.

       RRD::TIME::STRFTIME START|END start-spec end-spec strf­
       time-format
               This gets replaced by a strftime-formatted time
               using the format strftime-format on either start-
               spec or end-spec depending on whether START or END
               is specified.  Both start-spec and end-spec must
               be supplied as either could be relative to the
               other.  This is intended to allow pretty titles on
               graphs with times that are easier for non rrdtool
               folks to figure out than "-2weeks".

       Pass 3

       RRD::GRAPH rrdgraph arguments
               This tag creates the RRD graph defined in its
               argument and then gets replaced by an appropriate
               <IMG> tag referring to the graph.  The --lazy
               option in RRD graph can be used to make sure that
               graphs are only regenerated when they are out of
               date. The arguments to the RRD::GRAPH tag work as
               described in the rrdgraph manual page.

               Use the --lazy option in your RRD::GRAPH tags, to
               reduce the load on your server. This option makes
               sure that graphs are only regenerated when the old
               ones are out of date.

               If you do not specify your own --imginfo format,
               the following will be used:

                <IMG SRC="%s" WIDTH="%lu" HEIGHT="%lu">

               Note that %s stands for the filename part of the
               graph generated, all directories given in the GIF
               file argument will get dropped.

        <BODY>
        <H1>RRDCGI Example Page</H1>
        <P>
        <RRD::GRAPH demo.gif --lazy --title="Temperatures"
                 DEF:cel=demo.rrd:exhaust:AVERAGE
                 LINE2:cel#00a000:"D. Celsius">

        </P>
        </BODY>
        </HTML>


EXAMPLE 2

       This script is slightly more elaborate, it allows you to
       run it from a form which sets RRD_NAME. RRD_NAME is then
       used to select which RRD you want to use a source for your
       graph.

        #!/usr/local/bin/rrdcgi
        <HTML>
        <HEAD><TITLE>RRDCGI Demo</TITLE></HEAD>
        <BODY>
        <H1>RRDCGI Example Page for <RRD::CV RRD_NAME></H1>
        <H2>Selection</H2>
        <FORM><INPUT NAME=RRD_NAME TYPE=RADIO VALUE=roomA> Room A,
              <INPUT NAME=RRD_NAME TYPE=RADIO VALUE=roomB> Room B.
              <INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT></FORM>
        <H2>Graph</H2>
        <P>
        <RRD::GRAPH <RRD::CV::PATH RRD_NAME>.gif --lazy
                 --title "Temperatures for "<RRD::CV::QUOTE RRD_NAME>
                 DEF:cel=<RRD::CV::PATH RRD_NAME>.rrd:exhaust:AVERAGE
                 LINE2:cel#00a000:"D. Celsius">

        </P>
        </BODY>
        </HTML>


EXAMPLE 3

       This example shows how to handle the case where the RRD,
       graphs and cgi-bins are seperate directories

        #!/.../bin/rrdcgi
        <HTML>
        <HEAD><TITLE>RRDCGI Demo</TITLE></HEAD>
        <BODY>
        <H1>RRDCGI test Page</H1>
        <RRD::GRAPH
         /.../web/gifs/testhvt.gif
         --imginfo '<IMG SRC=/.../gifs/%s WIDTH=%lu HEIGHT=%lu >'
         --lazy --start -1d --end now
         DEF:http_src=/.../rrds/test.rrd:http_src:AVERAGE
         AREA:http_src#00ff00:http_src

1.0.45                      2003-05-20                  RRDCGI(1)
  
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