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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:09 pm 
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Back in the good old days (of KnoppMyth), useful log files used to be stored in /var/log. e.g. /var/log/mythbackend.log

LinHES stored them under a directory of today's date. Which is neater than several days worth of files in /var/log, but harder to access for old-timers like me (muscle memory, et c.). This helps:
Code:
cd /var/log/`date -Idate`


but the filenames still have your server name prepended - too much typing for me. This script, run as a cronjob by root:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# simplifyLogs.sh - make symlinks to some of today's LinHES log files:
#
# % ls -l /var/log/2017-02-04
# mythtv-server_dbus.log            mythtv-server_php.log
# mythtv-server_lighttpd.log        mythtv-server_rsyslogd.log
# mythtv-server_maillog.log         mythtv-server_sshd.log
# mythtv-server_messages.log        mythtv-server_sudo.log
# mythtv-server_mythbackend.log     mythtv-server_su.log
# mythtv-server_mythcommflag.log    mythtv-server_zmaudit.log
# mythtv-server_mythfrontend.log    mythtv-server_zmdc.log
# mythtv-server_myth_mtc.log        mythtv-server_zmupdate.log
# mythtv-server_mythpreviewgen.log
#

cd /var/log/mythtv

for i in  mythbackend.log  mythcommflag.log  mythfrontend.log  mythpreviewgen.log
do
   ln -sf ../`date -Idate`/*_$i $i
done

will make things easier.

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