User Guide

Intel® VTune™ Profiler User Guide

ID 766319
Date 12/16/2022

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Specify Result Directory from Command Line

It is generally safest to specify a PATH/name for the result directory when working on the command line. When using an action that takes a result as input, it is safer to specify the result directory, even if the result was created using the default directory.

  • Be sure to specify the result directory when using an action that takes a result as input, especially the finalize or import action.

  • You want to store the result in a different directory than the current working directory.

  • The result is assigned a name other than the default. In this case, you would specify the result name when performing the collect or collect-with action, and also when generating a report or performing any other actions that take this result as input.

Use the -result-dir | -r action-option to specify the PATH/name of a result directory. This may be an absolute path, or a path relative to the current working directory.

  • To specify the directory path but use the default naming conventions for the directory, just specify the path.
  • To specify the name of the result directory, but have the result written to the current working directory, just specify a name for the result directory.

Use the user-data-dir action-option to specify the base directory for result paths.


This command runs the Hotspots analysis of myApplication in the current working directory, which is named test. The result is saved in a default-named directory under the /home/test/ directory. If this was the first Hotspots analysis run, the result directory would be named r000hs.

vtune -collect hotspots -result-dir=/home/test/ -- /home/test/myApplication

To generate a report from this result, you must specify the result directory.

vtune -report hotspots -r=/home/test/ -- /home/test/myApplication

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