Bug ID 523863: istats help not clear for negative increment

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP All(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.2.1, 11.4.1, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.4.1 HF10, 11.2.1 HF15

Opened: May 18, 2015
Severity: 4-Minor


The help for the istats command line tool was not clear on how to specify a negative increment for a gauge iStat.


Bash shell would print a cryptic error and the help did not clarify how to make it work


Try to increment a gauge iStat by a negative amount using the istats command line tool.


Research bash shell options for the cryptic error.

Fix Information

The help for the istats command line was augmented to clearly state that the double-dash option should be specified before the negative number.

Behavior Change