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5.6 Piesctl Command Line Options

-c file
--config-file=file

Read configuration from file instead of the default /etc/piesctl.conf. See piesctl.conf, for its description.

-d
--dump

Dump obtained responses verbatim. This is useful mainly for debugging purposes.

-i inst
--instance=inst

Talk to pies instance inst.

--no-netc
-N

Don’t read ~/.netrc file.

-u url
--url=url

Specifies the URL of the communication socket. See piesctl url, for a description of allowed URL forms.

-v
--verbose

Enable verbose diagnostics.

Before parsing, configuration file is preprocessed using m4. The following options control this feature:

-E

Show preprocessed configuration on stdout and exit.

--define=sym[=value]
-D symbol[=value]

Define symbol sym as having value, or empty, if the value is not given.

--include-directory=dir
-I dir

Add directory dir to the list of directories to be scanned for include files. See include search path.

--undefine=sym
-U sym

Undefine symbol sym.

Finally, the following options can be used to obtain on-line assistance:

--config-help

Show a terse reference to configuration file syntax and exit.

-h
--help

Display command line help summary.

--usage

Give a short usage message

-V
--version

Show program version.