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Re: The 🐑 Shepherd gets a service collection

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: Re: The 🐑 Shepherd gets a service collection
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2023 12:28:07 -0400
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Hi Ludo,

Ludovic Courtès <> writes:

> Hi,
> Maxim Cournoyer <> skribis:
>> Ludovic Courtès <> writes:
> [...]
>>> I imagine we could develop more convenient services like this, such as a
>>> basic command scheduler similar to the ‘at’ command, and a syslogd
>>> implementation.  The latter could be nice for a couple of reasons:
>>> logging would happen from the start and till the end (an improvement
>>> over the external syslogd process), and it could let us provide a nicer
>>> user interface to view logs (taking inspiration from that of
>>> ‘journalctl’).
>>> Thoughts?  Ideas?
>> While I also find the journalctl interface to be convenient, the
>> underlying database logs is costly in terms of storage and complexity
> Agreed (that’s why I mentioned the user interface of ‘journalctl’, not
> the storage mechanism of ‘journald’).

OK. In my mind both are probably hard to separate though (database logs
are more malleable, which is what journald exploits).


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