cimmofl [ -w ] [ -E ] [ -uc ] [ -aE | -aV | -aEV ] [ -I path ]
[ -n namespace | --namespace namespace ] [ --xml ]
[ --trace ]
[ -R repositorydir ] [ --CIMRepository repositorydir ]
[ -N repositoryname ] [ -M repositorymode ] [ mof_file ... ]
Only a superuser or user with write access to the default or specified namespace can run the cimmofl command to compile MOFs in the CIM Repository.
Superclasses must be compiled before subclasses, else the compile will fail.
It is strongly recommended that MOF files include all necessary subclasses, so they can compile properly even if certain classes are not in the CIM Repository.
The cimmofl command is a command line interface to the Managed Object Format (MOF) Compiler. The MOF Compiler is a utility that compiles MOF files (using the MOF format defined by the DMTF CIM Specification) into CIM classes and instances that are stored in the CIM Repository.
The cimmofl command can be used to compile MOF files at any time after installation. If no input file is specified, stdin is used as the input.
The MOF Compiler requires that the input MOF files be in the current directory or that a fully qualified path be given. To simplify the specification of multiple MOF files in the cimmofl command line, the MOF Compiler allows compiling from files containing a list of MOF files using the include pragma (as shown below).
MOF files using the include pragma must be in the current directory or in a directory specified by the -I command line option.
The -n option can be used to specify a R namespace in which the CIM classes and instances will be compiled. If this option is not specified, the default R namespace is root/cimv2 (with the exception of provider registration schemas).
For provider registration schemas, if the -n option is not specified, the default R namespace is root/PG_InterOp. If -n option is specified, the R namespace specified must be root/PG_InterOp, otherwise, the error message "The requested operation is not supported." is returned. For provider MOFs, the R namespace specified must match one of the namespaces specified in the PG_ProviderCapabilities class schema definition.
The cimmofl command returns one of the following values:
When an error occurs, an error message is written to stderr and an error value of 1 is returned.
Warning: Use of cimmofl can corrupt the CIM Server Repository.
cimmofl should only be used under very controlled situations.
cimmof is the recommended OpenPegasus MOF compiler.
Error trying to create Repository in path localhost:5988: Cannot connect to: localhost:5988 Failed to set DefaultNamespacePath.
If the MOF Compiler detects an error in the MOF file while parsing the file, a parsing error is returned with the line number of the MOF file containing the error.
Operation cannot be carried out since the specified superclass does not exist.
For a list of possible error messages that may be returned, refer to the Chapter on WBEM messages in the Administrator's Guide.
Compile a MOF file into the default namespace in the CIM Repository, issue the cimmofl command with no options.
Compile the MOF files into the "root/application" namespace.
Compile the MOF file defined in the directory ./MOF with the name CIMSchema25.mof, and containing include pragmas for other MOF files also in the ./MOF directory.
Display Usage Info for the cimmofl command.