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WATCHGNUPG(1)		     GNU Privacy Guard 2.2		 WATCHGNUPG(1)

       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 $(gpgconf --list-dirs socketdir)/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.

	      Do not print the date part of the	timestamp.

	      Enable extra informational output.

	      Print version of the program and exit.

       --help Display a	brief help page	and exit.

	 $ watchgnupg --force --time-only $(gpgconf --list-dirs	socketdir)/S.log

       This   waits   for   connections	  on   the    local    socket	 (e.g.
       `/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 suggested	entry for the configuration files is:

	 log-file socket://

       If  the	default	 socket	as given above and returned by "echo $(gpgconf
       --list-dirs socketdir)/S.log" is	not desired an arbitrary  socket  name
       can  be	specified, for example `socket:///home/foo/bar/mysocket'.  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  ad-
       dresses 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 debugging.

       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	struc-
       ture and	an index.

GnuPG 2.2.22			  2020-08-30			 WATCHGNUPG(1)


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