elogv is a curses-based tool that parses the contents of elogs created by Portage.
emerge --ask app-portage/elogv
To use elogv, the Portage elog system needs to be configured in /etc/portage/make.conf with the following addition:
# Logging PORTAGE_ELOG_CLASSES="warn error log" PORTAGE_ELOG_SYSTEM="save"
For additional variable definitions see the /usr/share/portage/config/make.conf.example file.
If the PORT_LOGDIR variable is unset in /etc/portage/make.conf, logs will be saved to /var/log/portage/elog by default.
To use elogv, type in a console:
Elogv is a portage elog viewer based on curses and python, you can use these keys to control the behavior of the program: - Down arrow or j -> scroll the list of files down by 1 unit - Up arrow or k -> opposite of Down arrow - PageDown -> scroll the list down by 10 unit - PageUp -> opposite of PageDown - End -> go to the last file of the list - Home -> go to the first file of the list - t -> order the list of files by date, most recent on top - a -> order the list of files alphabetically, the first time by category, the second time (pressing the key again) by package name - c -> order the list of files by log class warning level - r -> reverse the list of files - SpaceBar -> scroll the selected file - h or F1 -> show the help screen, press Page Up/Down to scroll up and down, h or F1 again to hide - d -> removes selected files, usage is similar to vim "d" command, here are same examples: da -> removes all files de -> removes from selected item to the end of the list ds -> remove from selected item to the start of the list d1d or dd -> removes selected file only d4d -> removes 4 files starting from selected one - / -> starts a search prompt, write a string and will be showed the next package that contains your string, use ESC to exit - q -> quit
- Egencache — a tool that (re)builds metadata information for the Portage package database.
- Portage log — provides information when installing, updating, or removing packages.
- Useful Portage tools — provides a list of Gentoo-specific system management tools, notably for Portage, available in the ebuild repository.