List event IDs from database.


scevtls lists all available event IDs within a given time range to stdout. Event information are fetched from database or read from a SCML file.

Similarly, use scorgls for listing all origin IDs. In extension to scevtls and scorgls scquery can search for parameters based on complex custom queries.


  • Print all event IDs for the complete year 2012:

    scevtls -d mysql://sysop:sysop@localhost/seiscomp \
            --begin "2012-01-01 00:00:00" \
            --end "2013-01-01 00:00:00"
  • Print the IDs of all events provided with the XML file:

    scevtls -i events.xml
  • Print all event IDs along with the ID of the preferred origin:

    scevtls -d localhost -p

Module Configuration


scevtls inherits global options.

Command-Line Options

scevtls [options]


-h, --help

Show help message.

-V, --version

Show version information.

--config-file arg

Use alternative configuration file. When this option is used the loading of all stages is disabled. Only the given configuration file is parsed and used. To use another name for the configuration create a symbolic link of the application or copy it. Example: scautopick -> scautopick2.


--verbosity arg

Verbosity level [0..4]. 0:quiet, 1:error, 2:warning, 3:info, 4:debug.

-v, --v

Increase verbosity level (may be repeated, eg. -vv).

-q, --quiet

Quiet mode: no logging output.

--component arg

Limit the logging to a certain component. This option can be given more than once.

-s, --syslog

Use syslog logging backend. The output usually goes to /var/lib/messages.

-l, --lockfile arg

Path to lock file.

--console arg

Send log output to stdout.


Execute in debug mode. Equivalent to --verbosity=4 --console=1 .

--log-file arg

Use alternative log file.



List all supported database drivers.

-d, --database arg

The database connection string, format: service://user:pwd@host/database. "service" is the name of the database driver which can be queried with "--db-driver-list".

--config-module arg

The config module to use.

--inventory-db arg

Load the inventory from the given database or file, format: [service://]location .


Do not use the database at all


-i, --input arg

Name of input XML file. Read from stdin if ‘-’ is given. Deactivates reading events from database.


--begin time

Specify the lower bound of the time interval. Format is "2012-01-01 00:00:00".

--end time

Specify the upper bound of the time interval. Format is "2012-01-01 00:00:00".

--hours arg

Start searching given hours before now. If set, --begin and --end are ignored.

--modified-after time

Print IDs or events modified after the specified time.


-D, --delimiter string

Specify the delimiter of the resulting event IDs.

-p, --preferred-origin

Print the ID of the preferred origin along with the event ID.