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How to see logging for a specific unit or service

The journalctl command can show the events from its journal by --unit= followed by the service or its unit name. This way events will be filtered, making it much easier to troubleshoot a particular service.


journalctl -u nginx.service

Learn more about journalctl

This article uses the journalctl command to achieve its tasks. For this popular tool there is a cheat sheet available!

» Mastering the tool: journalctl

journalctl cheat sheet

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