16.20 - Starting a Utility from the Linux Command Line - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ - Teradata® Virtual Storage

Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
March 2019
English (United States)
Last Update
Operators must be members of the tdtrusted user group or have root access to run console utilities. Other users can run the utilities only if they have been explicitly granted access using the GRANT command. For more information on the GRANT command, see Database Window in Teradata Vantage™ - Database Utilities , B035-1102 .

Some utilities cannot be run from the Linux command line. They must be run from DBW or an equivalent tool, such as cnsterm or cnstool.

To start a utility from the Linux command line:

  1. If not already done, set up the Teradata Database environment by typing:


    at the Linux command line.

  2. On the command line type:

    utilityname [ options ]

    where utilityname is the name of the utility, and options can include any of the available command-line options and arguments of that utility.

Utilities started from the Linux command line run in the node vproc. For some operations, some utilities require that they be run on an AMP vproc. In these cases, run the utility from DBW or an equivalent tool.

Unicode support on the Linux command line requires a locale that supports UTF8 encoding. The output display screen must use a font that supports the required Unicode glyphs. For example, the following command sets an xterm window to use a common font that supports all Unicode glyphs:

xterm -fn '-efont-fixed-*-r-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-1'