Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading the "watchdog" logs, part of Drupal: Simplify Sites with Drush.
The term 'watchdog' is a bit of a Drupal anachronism, as it refers to a…deprecated module for monitoring a Drupal site and recording system events for…review and debugging.…However, the name persists in both function and table names individual triggered…by the word 'watchdog' tends to get the message across.…Starting in Drupal 6, Drupal defaults to using the dblog module for logging to…the watchdog database table and these logs are visible in the site.…From the browser, go to Reports, then Recent log messages.…
There are a number of filters that can be applied in a single button to…clear all log messages.…It's functional, but it's a bit cumbersome.…Switching back to the commands line, I will use Drush to retrieve and search for log messages.…There are three commands relating to watchdog, the first, "watchdog list" aliased…as wd-list shows a list of available message types and severity levels in a very…similar way to the select list from the browser interface.…
And it will prompt the user for a choice to show messages, drush wd-list.…
The course describes how to manage users, download and install modules and themes, archive and restore your entire site, and employ site variables for fast, full control over your Drupal sites. Plus, discover how to script an entire Drupal site installation with and without site profiles.
- What is Drush?
- Installing the prerequisite files
- Installing Drush with PEAR, manually, and just for Windows
- Installing Drupal sites
- Managing themes
- Controlling user access
- Controlling cache and cron
- Reading logs
- Updating modules