Bug 974787 - RFE: journalctl commands to trim on-disk journal by date and size
RFE: journalctl commands to trim on-disk journal by date and size
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: systemd-RFE
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Reported: 2013-06-15 16:33 EDT by Matthew Miller
Modified: 2015-01-28 23:48 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-01-28 23:48:43 EST
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Description Matthew Miller 2013-06-15 16:33:06 EDT
Occasionally, things go wrong on a system, and it's nice to be able to trim log information outside of the regular rotation policy. It would be useful if there were a journalctl command to force-discard persistent logs from before a certain time or down to a certain size.

As I understand it, the current often-suggested procedure is to remove log files manually. A journalctl command would be more elegant and less error-prone.
Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2014-12-08 21:46:57 EST
This has been implemented in systemd git now.
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2014-12-08 22:48:36 EST
Nice -- thanks!
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