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

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Wed Oct 17 12:13:35 UTC 2012

On Thu, 11.10.12 01:48, Lennart Poettering (mzerqung at wrote:

> On Wed, 10.10.12 16:50, Kevin Fenzi (kevin at 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:
> $ journalctl --start-time=2012-10-01
> ...
> $ journalctl --start-time=-5d
> ...
> $ journalctl --start-time=2012-01-01 --end-time=2012-05-02
> ...

A quick update:

This is implemented now, but I called it --since= and --until=. I'll
push this into F18 as well, sicne it's actually a minor change only, and
just too useful.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

More information about the devel mailing list