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DOVEADM-LOG(1)                      Dovecot                     DOVEADM-LOG(1)

       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 gener-
       ated, 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 /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-logging.conf.
       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

       Report  bugs,  including  doveconf  -n  output, to the Dovecot Mailing List <>.  Information
       about reporting bugs is available at:


Dovecot v2.2                      2013-11-24                    DOVEADM-LOG(1)