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SubjectRe: [RFC] perf script: modify field selection option
On Montag, 20. November 2017 21:53:04 CET Stephane Eranian wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been using the perf script -F option on the latest perf and I
> find it not very convenient to use. I appreciate the + and - prefix to
> field names to add or suppress them. But most of the time, I want to
> print only one or two fields and I have to guess which ones are there
> by default so I can suppress them. I think there should be a way to
> say: start from no fields. I understand why you have default to
> maintain compatibility with older perf script but I would like a
> syntax to say: remove defaults. For instance:
> $ perf script -F --,+ip,+syms .....
> Where -- would mean drop all defaults.
> Any better suggestions?

Isn't `perf script -F ip,sym` what you want? Note the lack of any '+':

$ perf script -F ip,sym | head -n 5

206aad x86_pmu_enable
380591 ctx_resched
380b46 __perf_event_enable
378716 event_function


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