watchgnupg - Read and print logs from a socket


watchgnupg [--force] [--verbose] socketname


Most of the main utilities are able to write their log files to a Unix Domain socket if configured that way. watchgnupg is a simple listener for such a socket. It ameliorates the output with a time stamp and makes sure that long lines are not interspersed with log output from other utilities.

watchgnupg is commonly invoked as

watchgnupg --force ~/.gnupg/S.log


watchgnupg understands these options:

 Delete an already existing socket file.

 Enable extra informational output.

 Print version of the program and exit.

 Display a brief help page and exit.


gpg(1), gpgsm(1), gpg-agent(1), scdaemon(1)

The full documentation for this tool is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If GnuPG and the info program are properly installed at your site, the command

info gnupg

should give you access to the complete manual including a menu structure and an index.

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