System Logs Viewer Debian 12

OS type and version Debian Linux 12
Webmin version 2.021
Usermin version 1.861
Virtualmin version 7.7
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Hi Guys

Still testing Deb 12 server and have a new question. How do we add a system log as we could in the previous version of Debian. At the moment I can pick a log to view but I cant add it for easy access next time.



Debian 12 doesn’t use syslog (or, more specifically, rsyslog) as older versions did, which is what the System Logs module is for. You’d use the System Logs Viewer module, and you can add log files to the list in the Module Configuration (click the gear :gear: icon at the top left) and add it to Extra Log Files to Show.

But, also note that if you did install rsyslog and do want to use text logs rather than mostly using the journal, you still configure extra logs to show in the same place (in Module Configuration). That’s always been the case, as far as I recall. Adding a log using the “Add a new system log” actually adds syslog configuration, which is not often what you actually want if you just want to view a log that already exists.

I was aware that syslog was gone, but the answer I was looking for was the gear icon … I couldn’t work out how to add logs to the list …


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