i3-dump-log

I3-DUMP-LOG(1)                     i3 Manual                    I3-DUMP-LOG(1)



NAME
       i3-dump-log - dumps the i3 SHM log

SYNOPSIS
       i3-dump-log [-s <socketpath>] [-f]

DESCRIPTION
       Debug versions of i3 automatically use 1% of your RAM (but 25 MiB max)
       to store full debug log output. This is extremely helpful for
       bugreports and figuring out what is going on, without permanently
       logging to a file.

       With i3-dump-log, you can dump the SHM log to stdout.

       The -f flag works like tail -f, i.e. the process does not terminate
       after dumping the log, but prints new lines as they appear.

EXAMPLE
       i3-dump-log | gzip -9 > /tmp/i3-log.gz

SEE ALSO
       i3(1)

AUTHOR
       Michael Stapelberg and contributors



i3 4.17.1                         09/01/2019                    I3-DUMP-LOG(1)