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A tool to get notified on error messages in the systemd journal

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journalwatch is a tool which can find error messages in the systemd journal.

It is similiar to tools like[logwatch] or[logcheck] except it's much more KISS and
only works with the systemd[journal]. It works by defining
patterns to match all log lines which are not interesting, and then prints all
log lines not matching those patterns (or sends them by mail).

When you start it the first time, it'll write the default pattern and config to
`$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/journalwatch` (`$XDG_CONFIG_HOME` is `$HOME/.config` if
unset). Details on how to configure journalwatch are available in these files.


- Python 3 (mainly tested with 3.5, should work with >= 3.3)
- `systemd` python module
- `setuptools`
- A working `sendmail`/MTA ([msmtp] is easy to set


journalwatch is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

journalwatch is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with journalwatch. If not, see <>.

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