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       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:

       -D     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.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.


   log errors
       doveadm 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 find
       doveadm 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 reopen
       doveadm log reopen

       This command causes  doveadm  to  reopen  all  log  files,  configured  in  the  log_path,
       info_log_path   and   debug_log_path   settings.    These   settings   are  configured  in
       This is for example useful after manually rotating the log files.

   log test
       doveadm log test

       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
       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


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