pcp_common_options --  common options used in PCP commands


pcp_command [option...]


There are some arguments common to all PCP commands. Most of these are for authentication and the rest are about verbose mode, debug message, and so on.


-h hostname

The host name of the machine on which the server is running. If the value begins with a slash, it is used as the directory for the Unix-domain socket.

-p port

The PCP port number (default:"9898").

-U username

The user name for PCP authentication (default: OS user name).


Never prompt for password. And if a password is not available by a .pcppass file, the connection attempt will fail. This option can be useful in batch jobs and scripts where no user is present to enter a password.


Force password prompt (should happen automatically).


Enable debug message.


Enable verbose output.


Print the command version, then exit.


Shows help for the command line arguments, then exit.



Specifies the path to pcp password file.