The Clear Linux* OS telemetry client provides an admin tool called telemctl that is used for managing the telemetry services and probes. The tool is located in /usr/bin. Running it with no argument results in the following:
/usr/bin/telemctl - Control actions for telemetry services stop Stops all running telemetry services start Starts all telemetry services restart Restarts all telemetry services is-active Checks if telemprobd and telempostd are active opt-in Opts in to telemetry, and starts telemetry services opt-out Opts out of telemetry, and stops telemetry services journal Prints telemetry journal contents. Use -h argument for more options
The commands to start, stop and restart the telemetry services manage all required services and probes on the system. There is no need to separately start/stop/restart the two client daemons telemprobd and telempostd. The restart command option will call telemctl stop followed by telemctl start .
The is-active option reports whether the two client daemons are active. This is useful to verify that the opt-in and opt-out options have taken effect, or to ensure that telemetry is functioning on the system. Note that both daemons are verified.
sudo telemctl is-active
telemprobd : active telempostd : active
Opt-in to telemetry
To opt-in to the telemetry services, simply enter the opt-in command and start the service:
sudo telemctl opt-in
This removes the file /etc/telemetrics/opt-out file, if it exists, and starts the telemetry services.
To opt-in but not immediately start telemetry services, you will need to run the command sudo telemctl stop after the opt-in command is entered. Once you are ready to start the service, enter the command sudo telemctl start.
Opt-out of telemetry
To stop sending telemetrics data from your system, opt out of the telemetry service:
sudo telemctl opt-out
This creates the file /etc/telemetrics/opt-out and stops the telemetry services.
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