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Use the commands from the command line interface (CLI). All the cell-related CLI commands are located at:

  • (Microsoft Windows) <TrueSight Infrastructure Management Install Directory>\pw\server\bin
  • (Linux) <TrueSight Infrastructure Management Install Directory>/pw/server/bin

You can invoke the commands from a command prompt on Microsoft Windows, from a UNIX prompt, or from a script. A command can affect the cell, the Knowledge Base, or other files.

Running cell CLI commands on Linux operating system

Before running cell CLI commands on Linux operating system, set the MCELL_HOME environment variable by running the following command:

pw/server/bin/setup_env.sh


The following table lists all the available commands along with a brief description of the purpose of each command:

Note

The -i option for cell CLI commands is dropped and returns an error when used. Update any references to the -i option.


cell CLI command descriptions

Command

Description

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mccomp

Compiles rules in the Knowledge Base

mccomp

mcell

Starts a cell

mcell

mcfgtrace

Modifies tracing configuration of a running cell

mcfgtrace

mclassinfo

Obtains class information from a cell

mclassinfo

mcollinfo

Obtains collector information from a cell

mcollinfo

mcontrol

Performs control operations on a running cell

mcontrol

mcrtcell

Creates a new cell

mcrtcell

mcstat

Returns the status of a cell

mcstat

mcsvtodde

Converts CSV data to DDE data

mcsvtodde

mdelcell

Deletes a cell

mdelcell

mgetinfo

Retrieves information about a running cell

mgetinfo

mgetrec

Retrieves the content of a global record

mgetrec

mkb

Views and updates the Knowledge Base

mkb

mkill

Stops a cell

mkill

mlogchk

Performs consistency checks

mlogchk

mposter

Sends or manipulates data, records, and events

mposter and msend

mrecover

Recovers catastrophic loss of data

mrecover

mrextract

Extracts cell state files to create new state files

mrextract

mrmerge

Merges extracted cell state files

mrmerge

mquery

Retrieves objects from a cell

mquery

msend

Sends an event to a cell

mposter and msend

msetmsg

Modifies an event in a cell

msetmsg

msetrec

Sets the value of a global record

msetrec