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Where can the pfsense log files be located and viewed?

I have searched the documentation and it doesn't indicate the log files location for the various components of pfsense.

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In the nanobsd 2.0.3 release at least, they are found by going to:

  • 8) Shell
  • cd ..
  • cd var
  • cd log
    • not plural logs ;)
  • ls to list the log files present
  • clog system.log | less
    • Replace system.log with name of any log in the directory.
    • Because these log files are not regular text files, but are actually binary circular logs, then the clog utility is used to view them and | less pipes the output to less so that you can scroll up and down through the logs using page up/down keys. Press q to exit.
  • When you are done viewing logs and want to return from the shell prompt back to the pfsense menu, type exit at the command prompt.
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