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

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Tue Oct 9 17:30:56 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 04:16:16PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Tue, 09.10.12 09:09, Chris Adams (cmadams at wrote:
> > Once upon a time, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at> said:
> > > If people want some pixel-perfect copy of the traditional
> > > /var/log/messages, then they should just run "journalctl" without any
> > > args. It's much better than /var/log/messages:
> > 
> > How do you read this log when the system is not running (e.g. mounting
> > filesystems of a drive on another system, running from a rescue image,
> > etc.)?
> journalctl -D <pathtothejournalfiles>

What is <pathtothejournalfiles> in an actual system?


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