I just noticed my Jenkins last wrote jenkins.log in /var/log/jenkins for more than 6 months ago.

This is from my Jenkins config:

# log location.  this may be a syslog facility.priority

So why no new logs being written there? Files and directory permission for this log location is the same as freshly new installed Jenkins.


  • Are you sure $NAME is defined? When did you last start it? What happens if you make the line explicit, without variables? – Sven Apr 8 at 8:33
  • @Sven It's the same config as freshly installed Jenkins. Last started 4 hours ago. Not planning to make the line explicit yet since it's a Prod environment. – Biskut Apr 8 at 8:39

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