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evmfilterfile(4)					      evmfilterfile(4)

       evmfilterfile - Event Manager filter file

       A  filter  file	contains one or more filter descriptions, which can be
       referenced through certain EVM commands by using indirect  filter  syn‐
       tax.  An indirect filter specifier has the following form:

       In  the	previous  indirect filter specifier, filename is the name of a
       filter file, and filter_name is the name of a filter contained  in  the
       file.   If no filter_name is specified, the first filter in the file is

       By convention, filter file names should have the suffix	If  a  command
       cannot  find  the file with the name as specified, it appends and tries

       If a relative pathname is given for a file,  commands  search  for  the
       file  in	 each  location specified by the environment variable if it is
       present.	 Otherwise the search is performed in the  following  standard
       locations in turn, stopping as soon as the file is found:

	      ·	 The current working directory



       Several	supplied  filter  files,  containing shortcut filters for many
       system events, can be found  in	the  directory	System	administrators
       should place site-specific filter files in

       The  filter  file  is  made  up	of  a series of keyword/value and key‐
       word/group pairs.  Values containing spaces must be enclosed in	double
       quotes.	 Strings  may  be  continued across a newline by finishing the
       line with a backslash  character.   Any	portion	 of  a	line  from  an
       unquoted	 number sign to the end of line is a comment.  Blank lines are

       The following keywords are recognized:

       Introduces a filter group.

       Names the filter.

       The		   filter_value is a string that conforms to EVM  fil‐
			   ter	syntax.	  See  the  EvmFilter(5)  manpage  for
			   information about filter syntax.

       Modifies the current
			   filter_value.  See the description of the and  key‐
			   words below.

       Modifies the current
			   filter_value.   See the description of the and key‐
			   words below.

       The		   filter_title is a text string  that	describes  the
			   purpose  of the filter.  The title is not currently
			   used, but always should be included.

       The and keywords can appear multiple times in a filter group,  allowing
       you  to	build  and maintain a filter in simple single-line increments.
       Each filter_element must be a valid filter string,  conforming  to  the
       syntax described in the EvmFilter(5) manpage.  A complete filter string
       is assembled by surrounding the initial	filter	with  parentheses  and
       appending  the  filter_elements	to  it, separating each with a logical
       (for or (for operator.  For example:

       The previous filter lines are equivalent to this	 more  complex	single
       filter line:

       The  first  line	 selects all events with a priority of 200 or greater,
       the next modifies this by selecting all events from regardless of their
       priorities,  and	 the last line excludes all events regardless of their

       If you prefer, you can omit the command, and build the complete	filter
       string from and lines.

       If  you	are concerned with allowing your file to be used on other sys‐
       tems that support EVM in the future, you should use the built-in	 macro
       in  place  of the first two components of the name of any system event.
       This will make it unnecessary to change the file if  the	 other	system
       uses a different event name prefix.

   Environment Variables
       A  colon-separated  set	of  directory  pathnames  to be searched for a
       requested filter file.  If this variable is present in the  environment
       the directories are searched in place of the standard directories.

       1. The following is an example of a pair of entries in a filter file:

       2. The  following  command  finds  and displays all EVM events, using a
	  filter stored in the supplied filter file

       3. Assuming that the filter file shown in the first  example  is	 named
	  and is located in a standard filter directory, the following command
	  displays the value of the filter from that file:

       Site-specific filter files.

       System filter files.

       evmget(1), evmshow(1), evmwatch(1).

       EvmFilterCreate(3), EvmFilterDestroy(3), EvmFilterIsFile(3), EvmFilter‐
       ReadFile(3), EvmFilterSet(3), EvmFilterTest(3).

   Event Management

   EVM Events

   Event Filter


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