Bug 1463678 - Cannot use "-b" and "-D" parameters to journalctl command simultaneously
Cannot use "-b" and "-D" parameters to journalctl command simultaneously
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: systemd (Show other bugs)
7.3
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Reported: 2017-06-21 09:13 EDT by Renaud Métrich
Modified: 2017-07-10 10:57 EDT (History)
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Description Renaud Métrich 2017-06-21 09:13:14 EDT
Description of problem:

The "-D" parameter is widely used for examining journals taken on remote machines.
journalctl returns an error when "-D" parameter is specified and "-b" or "--list-boots" parameter is specified on same command line. 

# journalctl -b -D /run/log/journal
Using --boot or --list-boots with --file, --directory or --merge is not supported.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

systemd-219-30.el7_3.9.x86_64

How reproducible:

Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. journalctl -b -D /run/log/journal

Actual results:

Using --boot or --list-boots with --file, --directory or --merge is not supported.

Expected results:

Journal for latest boot to be displayed.

Additional info:

The workaround is to remove the local journals in /run/log or /var/log and copy the saved journals to these directories in order to be able to browse them.

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