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

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Oct 10 23:55:39 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 01:48:07AM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > "My laptop started acting up last tuesday, I should see whats in the
> > logs from then"
> > "I'd like to run a daily report on my logs"
> These two are much better implemented via explicit time seeks. The
> journal APIs support that just fine, journalctl currently
> doesn't. However it's trivial to add that based on the lower level APIs,
> the only thing that stopped me from doing that so far is that for that
> we'd have to come up with a nice way to parse calendar timestamps, and I
> want to be careful about that. that said the idea is to have two command
> line args to journalctl where you can pass things such as:

Not coincidentially, I filed an RFE bug for this yesterday:

> Of course the time expressions for this need to be powerful enough so
> that people can trivially express things like "everything from today",
> or "everything since two weeks ago" and suchlike.

+1 awesome.

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at>

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