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ATOPCONVERT(1) General Commands Manual ATOPCONVERT(1)


atopconvert - convert raw log file to newer version


atopconvert [-t version ] rawinput [rawoutput]


The program atopconvert can be used to convert the layout of a raw log file to a newer version. The only mandatory argument is the name of the raw input file. When no output file is specified on the command line, atopconvert only shows the version of the input file. When the name of an output file is specified, the input file will be converted to the output file, or just copied when the input file already has the required version.

The program atopconvert converts the input file (by default) to the format used by the newest version of atop and writes to the output file. With the -t option, an alternative target version can be specified for the output file (instead of the newest version) in the format major.minor (example: 2.3).
After the conversion is finished, the output file can be read by the newer version of atop or can even be extended by that atop version.


The raw input file should be at least of version 2.0!

Files can only be upgraded to higher version, but not downgraded.


atop(1), atopsar(1), atopcat(1)


Gerlof Langeveld (

December 2022 Linux