aha! I figured out why journalctl's auto-pager bugs me when git's doesn't (and possible solution)

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Thu Oct 18 18:01:36 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 01:50:38PM -0400, Przemek Klosowski wrote:
> BTW, I hope that journald will allow doing the equivalent of
> tail -f /var/log/**

That is effectively what 'journalctl -f' does by default.

> This would be tricky during the transition when some programs will
> still use /var/log/xxx files and some will go through journald. Sort

Effectively, any server that doesn't use syslog now.

> of like currently dmesg working differently than /var/log/* files (I
> keep making the mistake of 'tail dmesg'/'less dmesg').

Here, you are in luck -- journald handles those messages. (By default in
F18, optionally in F17.)

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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