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Version: Tenzir v4.11

timeshift

Adjusts timestamps relative to a given start time, with an optional speedup.

Synopsis

timeshift [--start <time>] [--speed <factor>] <field>

Description

The timeshift operator adjusts a series of time values by anchoring them around a given start time.

With --speed, you can adjust the relative speed of the time series induced by field with a multiplicative factor. This has the effect of making the time series "faster" for values great than 1 and "slower" for values less than 1.

If you do not provide a start time with --start, the operator will anchor the timestamps at the first non-null timestamp.

The options --start and --speed work independently, i.e., you can use them separately or both together.

--start <time>

The timestamp to anchor the time values around.

Defaults to the first non-null timestamp in field.

--speed <speed>

A constant factor to be divided by the inter-arrival time. For example, 2.0 decreases the event gaps by a factor of two, resulting a twice as fast dataflow. A value of 0.1 creates dataflow that spans ten times the original time frame.

Defaults to 1.0.

<field>

The name of the field containing the timestamp values.

Examples

Set the M57 Zeek logs to begin at Jan 1, 1984:

from https://storage.googleapis.com/tenzir-datasets/M57/zeek-all.log.zst read zeek-tsv
| timeshift --start 1984-01-01 ts

As above, but also make the time span of the trace 100 times longer:

from https://storage.googleapis.com/tenzir-datasets/M57/zeek-all.log.zst read zeek-tsv
| timeshift --start 1984-01-01 --speed 0.01 ts