replacing rsyslogd in minimal with journald [was Re: systemd requires HTTP server and serves QR codes]

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Tue Oct 9 17:20:09 UTC 2012

On Tue, 09.10.12 15:35, Bryn M. Reeves (bmr at wrote:

> On 10/09/2012 03:19 PM, Tom Hughes wrote:
> > 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.
> Agreed: I find this irritating too (and the default SYSTEMD_PAGER _is_
> less so I'm not sure how it's being run).
> Setting PIPE or piping to a pager is even worse - the lines are
> truncated at 77 chars regardless of the term width so for now I'm
> running journalctl --no-pager -a | less to get wrapped lines in a
> pager.

Fixed in F18.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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