[collectd] how to save data into text file?

GianLuca Sarto gianluca.sarto at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 09:50:17 CEST 2009

Hello Sebastian,

thanks for your kind reply.

The serial output is a string formatted as a csv file:

The converter should send this string to the host.

Here is a screenshot of the converter setup:


If the string is appended to a text file, I could view it with Apache, 
or later import it in an XLS or mySQL table.


Sebastian Harl wrote:
> Hi Gian,
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 06:20:30PM +0200, GianLuca Sarto wrote:
>> I have a serial to ethernet converter setup as a client.
>> When it receives data from the serial port, it can call a host that is  
>> listening on a defined port.
> How does it "call" that host? What kind of data does it provide?
>> Can I use collectd to save data in a text file?
> Currently, collectd supports writing data to RRD and CSV files. How do
> you expect the text files to look like? What is your use case? What kind
> of data do you want to store?
>> collectd-unisock looks like the way to go, but I'm no programmer and I  
>> am a bit lost reading the man page...
> Depending on your answers for the questions above, this _might_ be an
> option ... ;-)
> Cheers,
> Sebastian

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