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.  This tool is not available for Windows.

   watchgnupg is commonly invoked as

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


   watchgnupg understands these options:

          Delete an already existing socket file.

   --tcp n
          Instead  of  reading from a local socket, listen for connects on
          TCP port n.

          Enable extra informational output.

          Print version of the program and exit.

   --help Display a brief help page and exit.


     $ watchgnupg --force /home/foo/.gnupg/S.log

   This waits for connections on the local socket '/home/foo/.gnupg/S.log'
   and shows all log entries.  To make this work the option log-file needs
   to be used with all modules which logs are to be shown.  The value  for
   that  option  must  be  given  with  a special prefix (e.g. in the conf

     log-file socket:///home/foo/.gnupg/S.log

   For debugging purposes it is also possible to do remote logging.   Take
   care  if  you  use  this feature because the information is send in the
   clear over the network.  Use this syntax in the conf files:

     log-file tcp://

   You may use any port  and  not  just  4711  as  shown  above;  only  IP
   addresses  are  supported  (v4  and v6) and no host names.  You need to
   start watchgnupg with the tcp option.   Note  that  under  Windows  the
   registry  entry  HKCU\Software\GNU\GnuPG:DefaultLogFile  can be used to
   change the default log output from stderr to whatever is given by  that
   entry.   However  the  only  useful  entry  is  a  TCP  name for remote


   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

     info gnupg

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


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