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Log File Viewer
« on: December 11, 2017, 06:58:14 pm »
As a few people have wanted to search through their log files recently, I've added a "peppermintized" version of gnome-system-log to the Peppermint 8 repo which contains the correct paths to all the log files (the version in the Ubuntu repo is missing a quite a few) .. this will work for Peppermint 8 and the Peppermint 8 Respin.

To install:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-system-log
then just in case you already have a previous version, reset the gsettings key with:
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gsettings reset org.gnome.gnome-system-log logfiles
(run that second command anyway .. even if you haven't installed a previous version, it can't hurt)

You'll now find the log file viewer in the main menu at:-

Menu > System Tools > System Log



Hint:-

When looking for the log file for recently installed packages .. you'll most likely want to be looking at "history.log" more than "dpkg.log".

Also be aware the log file viewer doesn't text wrap .. instead entries scroll off to the side on a single line.



[EDIT]

If anyone wants it for Peppermint 7 just ask, and I'll push it to the PM7 repos too.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2017, 07:11:18 pm by PCNetSpec »
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