chirp_status - get current status of a one or more Chirp server(s)


*chirp_status [options] *


chirp_status is a tool for checking status of Chirp server(s).

chirp_status can look up Chirp server(s) using type, name, port, owner and version.

chirp_status by default lists type, name, port, owner, version, total and available storage of Chirp server(s)

When using chirp_status with long form option (-l), it lists additional information such as average load, available memory, operating system, up time, etc...


  • --where expr Show only servers matching this expression.
  • -c --catalog Query the catalog on this host.
  • -A --server-space Only show servers with this space available. (example: -A 100MB).
  • --server-project name Only servers with this project name.
  • -t --timeout Timeout.
  • -s, --brief Short output.
  • -l, --verbose Long output.
  • -T, --totals Totals output.
  • -v, --version Show program version.
  • -d --debug Enable debugging for this subsystem.
  • -o --debug-file Write debugging output to this file. By default, debugging is sent to stderr (":stderr"). You may specify logs to be sent to stdout (":stdout") instead.
  • -O --debug-rotate-max Rotate file once it reaches this size.
  • -h, --help Show help text.


  • *CHIRP_CLIENT_TICKETS Comma delimited list of tickets to authenticate with (same as -i*).


On success, returns zero. On failure, returns non-zero.


To show status of all available Chirp servers using chirp_status:

% chirp_status

To show status of a particular Chirp server:

% chirp_status --where 'name==""'

To show status of Chirp servers which belong to a particular owner:

% chirp_status --where 'owner=="fred"'

To show all details in JSON format:

% chirp_status --long

To show aggregate status of all Chirp servers using chirp_status:

% chirp_status -T

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