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AIX 5L Practical Performance Tools and Tuning Guide by IBM Redbooks

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3.5. The curt command

The CPU Usage Reporting Tool (curt) takes an AIX trace file as input and produces a number of statistics related to CPU utilization and process/thread activity. These easy-to-read statistics enable quick and easy tracking of what a specific application is doing.

The curt command is located at in /usr/bin/curt and is part of the bos.perf.tools fileset that is obtained from the AIX base installation media.

Syntax

The syntax for the curt command is:

curt -i inputfile [-o outputfile] [-n gensymsfile] [-m trcnmfile] [-a
       pidnamefile] [-f timestamp] [-l timestamp] [-r PURR] [-ehpstP]

Flags

-i inputfileSpecifies the input AIX trace file to be analyzed.
-o outputfileSpecifies an output file (default is stdout).
-n gennamesfileSpecifies ...

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