On 09/10/12 15:04, Lennart Poettering wrote:

h) It's much shorter to type: "journalctl" than "less
    /var/log/messages". "journalctl -n" is shorter than "tail
    /var/log/messages". And "journalctl -f" is shorter than "tail -f

While "less" helpfully wraps your log lines at the edge of your terminal journalctl unhelpfully truncates them or, if -a is used, makes you use left/right cursor to scroll back and forth in an attempt to read the lines. Especially since it fully qualifies the host name so the actual message has barely got started by column 80.

More importantly though, what is the equivalent of "fgrep xxx /var/log/messages" which is certainly pretty much the most common thing I do on my logs... I can't see any sort of searching in journalctl?

The next most common thing I probably do is to load the log into vi so I can search back and forth to see matches in context, but obviously that is not something journalctl is every really going to be able to do.

I love the idea of the journal, just don't think the tools are quite there yet.


Tom Hughes (t...@compton.nu)
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