doveadm-log - Locate, test or reopen Dovecot's log files
doveadm [-Dv] log errors [-s min_timestamp]
doveadm [-Dv] log find [directory]
doveadm [-Dv] log reopen
doveadm [-Dv] log test
The doveadm log commands are used to locate and reopen the log
files of dovecot(1). It's also possible to test the configured targets
of the *log_path settings.
Global doveadm(1) options:
doveadm log errors [-s min_timestamp]
- Enables verbosity and debug messages.
- -o setting=value
- Overrides the configuration setting from
/usr/local/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.
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.
doveadm log find [directory]
- -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.
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.
doveadm log reopen
This command causes doveadm to send a SIGUSR1 signal to
master process, which causes it to reopen all log files configured in the
log_path, info_log_path and debug_log_path settings.
These settings are configured in
doveadm log test
The master process also signals the log process to do the same. This is mainly
useful after manually rotating the log files.
This command causes doveadm to write the message "This
is Dovecot's priority log (timestamp)" to the configured
log files. The used priorities are: debug, info,
warning, error and fatal.
This example shows how to locate the log files used by dovecot(1).
doveadm log find
Looking for log files from /var/log
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