You use the file command to import, export, list or delete database files. The command operates on metric, text widget, and topology widget files.

The file command uses the following syntax.

file -h | import|export|delete|list [parameters]

Table 1. file Command Operations

Command Name



file import

Import a metric or widget from a file.

file import -h | reskndmetric|textwidget|topowidget
                 input-file [--title title] [--force]

file export

Export one or more metrics or text widgets, or export the toplogy widget to a file.

file export -h | reskndmetric|textwidget|topowidget
                 all|title[{,title}] [output-dir]

file delete

Permanently delete a metric or a widget.

file delete -h | reskndmetric|textwidget|topowidget

file list

List all metric or a widget files.

file list -h | reskndmetric|textwidget|topowidget