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Old 07-07-2006, 02:01 AM   #1
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Question regarding vmstat output

Hello ...

I am quite new to Linux.....

I have a query regarding vmstat and manipulation to be done on its output.

vmstat gives output that contains averages, calculated from the time the system was last booted.

vmstat 1 10 gives output displays one new line per second, but only for the next ten seconds

Now if I take output of both the command at an interval of 1 minutes,
vmstat gives one constant o/p., whereas, vmstat 1 10 gives variations in results as far as cpu time is concerned.

Is it possible to extract o/p of vmstat 1 10 and get avg of cpu usage for every one minute ?

Do I have to write my own code for this ?
If yes ... can someone of you give me a little start ? Or some ref. book or name of the site from where I can get little help ?

Thanks in advance....
Old 07-07-2006, 08:01 AM   #2
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Forgive me if I am not understanding the problem, but doesn't

vmstat 60 N

(where N is an integer, or left out) do what you are wanting?


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