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       watchgnupg - Read and print logs from a socket


       watchgnupg [--force] [--verbose] socketname


       Most  of  the  main utilities are able to write their log files to a Unix Domain socket if
       configured that way.  watchgnupg is a simple listener for such a socket.   It  ameliorates
       the  output with a time stamp and makes sure that long lines are not interspersed with log
       output from other utilities.  This tool is not available for Windows.

       watchgnupg is commonly invoked as

         watchgnupg --force $(gpgconf --list-dirs socketdir)/S.log


       watchgnupg understands these options:

              Delete an already existing socket file.

       --tcp n
              Instead of reading from a local socket, listen for connects on TCP port n.

              Do not print the date part of the timestamp.

              Enable extra informational output.

              Print version of the program and exit.

       --help Display a brief help page and exit.


         $ watchgnupg --force --time-only $(gpgconf --list-dirs socketdir)/S.log

       This waits for connections on the local socket (e.g. ‘/home/foo/.gnupg/S.log’)  and  shows
       all  log entries.  To make this work the option log-file needs to be used with all modules
       which logs are to be shown.  The suggested entry for the configuration files is:

         log-file socket://

       If the default  socket  as  given  above  and  returned  by  "echo  $(gpgconf  --list-dirs
       socketdir)/S.log"  is  not  desired an arbitrary socket name can be specified, for example
       ‘socket:///home/foo/bar/mysocket’.  For debugging purposes  it  is  also  possible  to  do
       remote  logging.  Take care if you use this feature because the information is send in the
       clear over the network.  Use this syntax in the conf files:

         log-file tcp://

       You may use any port and not just 4711 as shown above; only IP addresses are supported (v4
       and  v6)  and no host names.  You need to start watchgnupg with the tcp option.  Note that
       under Windows the registry entry HKCU\Software\GNU\GnuPG:DefaultLogFile  can  be  used  to
       change the default log output from stderr to whatever is given by that entry.  However the
       only useful entry is a TCP name for remote debugging.


       gpg(1), gpgsm(1), gpg-agent(1), scdaemon(1)

       The full documentation for this tool is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If GnuPG and  the
       info program are properly installed at your site, the command

         info gnupg

       should give you access to the complete manual including a menu structure and an index.