Using Command Line Utility

In addition to the GUI application, DiskPulse Ultimate includes a command line utility allowing one to monitor disks or directories from an OS shell window. The DiskPulse command line utility provides power users and system administrators with the ability to integrate disk monitoring capabilities into batch files and shell scripts. The DiskPulse command line utility is located in the <ProductDir>/bin directory.

This page shows DiskPulse command line utility options supported by the DiskPulse Ultimate product version. For DiskPulse Server command line utility options, please refer to the following page: DiskPulse Server Command Line Utility.

Command Line Syntax:

diskpulse -execute <Profile Name>

Executes the specified disk monitoring command.

diskpulse -monitor -dir <Directory 1> [ ... Directory X ]

Monitors the specified disks or directories.

Parameters:

-dir <Directory>

This parameter specifies an input directory or disk for the disk monitoring command. In order to ensure proper parsing of command line arguments, directories containing space characters should be double quoted.

Options:

-show_changes

Shows detected file system changes on the standard output.

-save_html_report [ File Name ]

Saves an HTML disk monitoring report to the specified file.

-save_text_report [ File Name ]

Saves a text disk monitoring report to the specified file.

-save_csv_report [ File Name ]

Saves an Excel CSV disk monitoring to the specified file.

-save_xml_report [ File Name ]

Saves an XML disk monitoring to the specified file.

-save_pdf_report [ File Name ]

Saves a PDF disk monitoring to the specified file.

-save_to_database

Exports the list of detected file system changes to an SQL database using the ODBC data source specified in the options dialog.

-title <Report Title>

Sets the report title.

-max_change <Maximum Number of Changes To Export>

Sets the maximum number of last file system changes to export (default is 1,000).

-compress

Instructs to export a GZ compressed report.

-v

Shows the product major version, minor version, revision and build date.

-help

Shows the command line usage information.