In this post we recap the week’s most interesting InfluxDB’s CLI issue with the ability to convert timestamps to become readable and TICK-stack related issues, workarounds, how-tos and Q&A from GitHub, IRC and the InfluxDB Google Group that you might have missed.
Question: How do you make InfluxDB’s CLI return human readable timestamps?
Instead of this:
name: clothes --------- time percent_cool 892482496000000000 0.5
name: clothes --------- time percent_cool 1998-04-13T15:48:16Z 0.5
Answer: When you first connect to the CLI, specify the rfc3339 precision:
$ influx -precision rfc3339
Alternatively, specify the precision once you’ve already connected to the CLI:
$ influx Connected to http://localhost:8086 version 0.xx.x InfluxDB shell 0.xx.x > precision rfc3339 >
Check out our docs for more useful command line interface options.
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