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NAMEdoveadm-log - Locate, test or reopen Dovecotaqs log files
SYNOPSISdoveadm [-Dv] log errors [-s min_timestamp]
doveadm [-Dv] log find [directory]
doveadm [-Dv] log reopen
doveadm [-Dv] log test
DESCRIPTIONThe doveadm log commands are used to locate and reopen the log files of dovecot(1). Itaqs also possible to test the configured targets of the *log_path settings.
OPTIONSGlobal doveadm(1) options:
- Enables verbosity and debug messages.
- -o setting=value
- Overrides the configuration setting from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and from the userdb with the given value. In order to override multiple settings, the -o option may be specified multiple times.
- Enables verbosity, including progress counter.
log errorsdoveadm log errors [-s min_timestamp]
The log errors command is used to show the last - up to 1,000 - errors and warnings. If no output is generated, no errors have occurred since the last start.
- -s min_timestamp
- An integer value, representing seconds since the epoch - also known as Unix timestamp. When a min_timestamp was given, doveadm(1) will only show errors occurred since that point in time.
log finddoveadm log find [directory]
The log find command is used to show the location of the log files, to which dovecot(1) sends its log messages. If dovecot(1) logs its messages through syslogd(8) and doveadm(1) could not find any log files, you can specify the directory where your syslogd writes its log files.
log reopendoveadm log reopen
This command causes
to reopen all log files, configured in the
These settings are configured in
This is for example useful after manually rotating the log files.
log testdoveadm log test
This command causes doveadm to write the message dqThis is Dovecotaqs priority log (timestamp)dq to the configured log files. The used priorities are: debug, info, warning, error and fatal.
EXAMPLEThis example shows how to locate the log files used by dovecot(1).
doveadm log find Looking for log files from /var/log Debug: /var/log/dovecot.debug Info: /var/log/mail.log Warning: /var/log/mail.log Error: /var/log/mail.log Fatal: /var/log/mail.log