indexmaker - Creates index files for mrtg web sites (mrtg-2.9.17)


indexmaker [options] regexp mrtg.cfg [other.cfg ...]


 --output=filename   set output filename (default: stdout)
 --filter title=~regexp  select targets by matching regexp against titles
 --filter pagetop=~regexp  select targets by matching regexp against pagetop
 --filter name=~regexp  select targets by matchin regexp against name
 --title=text        set title of generated index file
 --bodyopt=text      set body tag options
 --pagetop=text      insert this text between <BODY> and <H1>...</H1>
 --columns=number    show graphs in a table with x columns (default: 2)
 --sort=title        sort graphs by title
 --sort=name         sort graphs by their name
 --sort=descr        sort graphs by their description
 --sort=original     leave as is (default)
 --enumerate         add a sequence number to the title of each graph
 --width=number      set width of graphs (default: not set)
 --show=day          pick which graph to show in the index (default)
 --section=h1        h1 tag from pagetop as section heading (default)
 --section=title     title as section headings for graphs
 --section=name      graph name as section heading
 --section=descr     graph description as section heading
 --section=portname  port name entry in pagetop as section heading
 --rrdviewer=path    path to rrdviewer (default: /cgi-bin/14all.cgi)
 --prefix=path       path from the location of the index.html to the graphs


Indexmaker can create web pages which display the status of an array of mrtg interface status pages.

--output filename
set output filename (default: stdout)

--filter (title|pagetop|name)(=~|!~)regexp
Several filters may get set. Each filter can match agains the contents of a specific section of the mrtg config file. Name refers to the bit in square brackets (option[name]: bla).

Depending on the match operator chosen (=~ or !~) the match will be positive or negative.

Note that some shells consider ! a special character. It may be necessary to type \!~ instead.

--title text
Set title of generated index file (default: regexp)

--bodyopt text
The value of this argument gets appended to the <BODY> tag. This allows to set document colors. By default this option is set to
 bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000" link="#000000" vlink="#000000" alink="#000000"

--columns number
Display graphs in a table with number columns (default: 2)

--sort title|name|descr|original
Sort the graphs in the page either by title, by name, by interface description, or leave them as is.

Add a sequence number to the title of each graph

--width number
Set width of graphs

--height number
Set the height of the graphs

--show day|week|month|year|none
Select which graph to show in the index page. You can supress images completely with --show=none.

--section h1|title|name|description|portname
Select what to use as the title for each graph in the page. h1 is the H1 section from pagetop, title is the graph title, name is the bit in square brackets (option[name]: bla), and descr or description is the text from the Description field of the PageTop (the Cisco description text if it's available, otherwise just the interface description). portname is the Port Name: from pagetop.

--rrdviewer path
If you have set the LogFormat: rrdtool property in the mrtg.cfg file, the index will take this into account. The only thing you must tell it is the path to your grapher cgi. (default: /cgi-bin/14all.cgi)

--prefix path
By default we assume that the file generated by indexmaker is stored in WorkDir. If you want to store it somewhere else, specify how to reach WorkDir from the place where the Index is stored. Note that you have to use '/' as path separator as this will be used in urls. Speaking of which, you can even enter a whole url.


Tobias Oetiker <>


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2000-2001 Tobias Oetiker <>