dxsysinfo - Monitors system information such as CPU activity, memory, swap
space, and file system usage
Displays the CPU Activity meter.
Shrinks the window so that only the General Information area is visi-
ble. The -dashview option is ignored when it conflicts with other
options or when all of the components in the General Information area
were deselected in a previous invocation of the System Information
application. This option is incompatible with the -fs option. If
-dashview is specified with -fs, -dashview is ignored.
-fs Displays the File System area.
Displays warning lights for file systems and swap space that have
exceeded the recommended threshold.
Displays the In-Use Memory meter.
Displays the Available Swap meter.
When these options are used on the command line, only the specified parts
of the application are displayed.
A user preferences file is created in the user's home directory the first
time the application runs. It records user-specified options and any cus-
tomizations made while running the application. If any of the command line
options other than the -dashview option are used, the System Information
application does not read the View state settings in the user preferences
file. If the -dashview option is used on the command line without any other
options, the application reads the View state settings in the user prefer-
ences file, $HOME/.sysman/Dxsysinfo.
System Information accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line
options, which are documented in the X(1X) reference page.
Use the System Information application, dxsysinfo, to:
+ Obtain general information about the operating system and version,
amount of RAM, and number of CPUs
+ Monitor CPU activity, in-use memory, available swap space, and file
+ Set and modify file system thresholds
To start dxsysinfo from the CDE desktop:
1. Click on the Application Manager icon on the CDE front panel.
2. Double click on the System_Admin application group icon.
3. Double click on the DailyAdmin application group icon.
4. Double click on the System Information application icon.
To start System Information from the command line, enter:
For additional information about the graphical user interface, see the
online help volume. To open the online help volume from within System
Information, run the application and choose Overview from the Help menu in
the main window.
You can view the System Information online help volume without running the
application. To open the System Information help volume from the command
line, enter the following command:
/usr/dt/bin/dthelpview -helpVolume \
Contains user preferences that control the appearance of the applica-
tion, file system information, and device information
Contains the System Information executable
Contains the System Information help volume
Contains the default values for the application's X resources
Commands: df(1), ps(1), showmount(8), swapon(8), sysman_intro(8), uname(1),