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Archive for the ‘journalctl and journald’ Category

Viewing the last lines of the postfix log with journalctl (with help from Unix & Linux Stack Exchange)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/24

Two command-lines I use to view my Postfix logs:

  1. journalctl --unit postfix --since "2 days ago"
  2. journalctl --unit postfix --pager-end

Note that neither of these work well with the --follow (or equivalent -f) option, as this will effectively disable the pager (which by default is less).

The second is via [Wayback] systemd – How to see the latest x lines from systemctl service log – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange (which got the--pagerend bit wrong, as it misses a dash and should be --pager-end, but still thanks [Wayback] Daniel Kmak):


journalctl -u SERVICE_NAME -e

Parameter -e stands for:

-e –pagerend

That’s the one ! Other answers will go through the whole log to get to its end, which can be veeeeery long for large syslogs.

The last bit (by [Wayback] Léo Germond, thanks!) is why I like it most.

Similarly, specifying --since in the first example will not go through the whole log.

Some background information:

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How To Use Journalctl to View and Manipulate Systemd Logs | DigitalOcean

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/11/05

For my link archive because of the tips: [WayBack] How To Use Journalctl to View and Manipulate Systemd Logs | DigitalOcean


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Displaying Linux Log files with journalctl

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/16

journalctl is a systemd utility that allows the journal to be queried. journalctl command examples for displaying system log files on a systemd Linux system. How to enable persistent journal entries.

Source: Displaying Linux Log files with journalctl

Which reminds me I’ve quite some journald research to do, so here are some links for my link archive:



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