Gather system information for troubleshooting purposes (QNX Neutrino)

Note: You must run this script as root.


sysinfo [options]

Runs on:

QNX Neutrino, Microsoft Windows, Linux


Use logging mode (loops gathering data in a cycled mode).
Suppress the prompt.
-F dir
Specify a target directory for output files. The default is /tmp.
-D delay
Specify a delay in seconds between cycles in logging mode.
-P priority
Specify the priority at which to gather the data, in the range 0–254. The default is 10.

These options indicate what information to gather:

Option Information gathered
-A All
-a Audio
-f Filesystem
-g Graphics
-h HID
-m Modem
-n Network
-p PCCard
-u USB


The sysinfo script gathers system information based on the options you specify, and then stores the output in a sysinfo.tar.gz file located in the target directory specified by the -F option (the default is /tmp). QNX Technical Support might ask you to use this script to gather information to help them solve a problem on your system.

The sysinfo script offers a logging mode, which runs at the specified priority (default 10) and logs general system information. It logs the files in a ring mode, such that it keeps the last four entries, so that there is some system history for a problem that's being tracked. This is good for systems that are rebooting because of an error on the system; a running log of what happened in the system last could give some hints as to what went wrong.


Fetch all system information that pertains to audio, graphics, and HID, and place it in the default /tmp/sysinfo.tar.gz file:

sysinfo -a -g -h

See also:

qbinaudit, qconfig, QWinCfg, showlicense