Displays UNIX® and Linux® log files or Windows® log entries



Command type


cleartool subcommand






  • VersionVault—Display logs:
    getlog [ –las/t [ #_lines ] | –fu/ll | –sin/ce date-time
    | –aro/und date-time [ #_minutes ] ]

    [ –hos/t hostname | –cvi/ew | –tag view-tag | –vob pname-in-vob ]

    { –a/ll | log-name ... }

  • VersionVault—Display the current set of logs:
    getlog –inq/uire [ –hos/t hostname ]


The getlog command displays extracts from one or more log files (UNIX® and Linux®) or log entries (Windows®). Run getlog –inquire to return a list of the available logs.

Note: If the host for which you are trying to view logs is having problems, you may have to do the following:
  • On UNIX® or Linux®, go to the log directory (/var/adm/hcl/versionvault/log) and use standard commands to look at the log files.
  • On Windows®, open the Windows® Event Viewer to view the log entries.
To account for firewalls, you may specify a single port that is to be used for getlog requests. To do so,
  1. Copy the file albd_rt_params.conf.template (stored in the directories /var/adm/hcl/versionvault/config/ (UNIX and Linux) and Program Files\HCL\CCM\VersionVault\config\services\ (Windows)) to albd_rt_params.conf.
  2. Uncomment the line CCADM_SVR_PORT.
  3. Specify a port value for CCADM_SVR_PORT, then save and close the file.



Options and arguments

Specifying log extracts

Displays the last 10 lines for the specified logs (equivalent to specifying –last 10).
–las/t [ #_lines ]
Gets the last #_lines lines for the specified logs. The default value of #_lines is 10.
Gets the complete contents of the specified logs.
–sin/ce date-time, –aro/und date-time [ #_minutes ]
The –since option gets log entries made since date-time. The –around option gets log entries #_minutes minutes either side of date-time. The default value of #_minutes is 10. If you specify either of these options for an unformatted log file, getlog prints an error. (getlog –inquire indicates unformatted logs.)

The date-time argument can have any of the following formats:

date.time | date | time |now where:



day-of-week | long-date



h[h]:m[m][:s[s]] [UTC [ [ + | - ]h[h][:m[m] ] ] ]



today |yesterday |Sunday | ... |Saturday |Sun | ... |Sat






January |... |December |Jan |... |Dec

Specify time in 24-hour format, relative to the local time zone. If you omit the time, the default value is 00:00:00. If you omit date, the default is today. If you omit the century, year, or a specific date, the most recent one is used. Specify UTC if you want to resolve the time to the same moment in time regardless of time zone. Use the plus (+) or minus (-) operator to specify a positive or negative offset to the UTC time. If you specify UTC without hour or minute offsets, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is used. (Dates before January 1, 1970 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) are invalid.)

Specifying which host's logs to display

Get the current host's log files.
–hos/t hostname
Gets logs from hostname.
Gets logs from the current view's view host.
–tag view-tag
Gets logs from the view server host of the specified view.
–vob pname-in-vob
Gets logs from the VOB server host of the specified VOB.

Specifying the logs to display

None. You must specify one or more log names, –all to view all logs, or –inquire to return the list of available logs.
Returns the list of available logs, which can vary with the host's installed product set and configuration. Unformatted logs are annotated with the string (unformatted).
Displays every available log file.
log-name ...
Specifies one or more logs of interest. Use –inquire to list valid log names.


The UNIX system and Linux examples in this section are written for use in csh. If you use another shell, you may need to use different quoting and escaping conventions.

The Windows examples that include wildcards or quoting are written for use in cleartool interactive mode. If you use cleartool single-command mode, you may need to change the wildcards and quoting to make your command interpreter process the command appropriately.

In cleartool single-command mode, cmd-context represents the UNIX system and Linux shells or Windows command interpreter prompt, followed by the cleartool command. In cleartool interactive mode, cmd-context represents the interactive cleartool prompt.

  • Return the list of available logs.

    cmd-context getlog –inquire
         vobsnap VersionVault VOB snapshot log
          vobrpc VersionVault vobrpc_server log
    vob_scrubber VersionVault vob scrubber log (unformatted)
             vob VersionVault vob_server log
            view VersionVault view_server log

  • Display the last 10 lines of the current host's vob_server log. For information about vob_server, see the Help.

cmd-context getlog vob
Log Name: vob              Hostname: superior  Date: 2007-02-24T16:51:02
Selection: Last 10 lines of log displayed
2007-02-22T00:52:52 vob_server(183): debug=0, verbose=0, dont_fsync=0,
check_for_nulls=0, wait_time=500ms
2007-02-22T00:52:52 vob_server(183): UID: 1049610 GID: 1049650
2007-02-22T00:52:52 vob_server(183): using C:\USERS\vobs\ms_test.vbs,
on host: superior
2007-02-22T00:52:51 vob_server(183): addr = 0, port= 1247
2007-02-22T00:50:37 vob_server(167): debug=0, verbose=0, dont_fsync=0,
check_for_nulls=0, wait_time=500ms
2007-02-22T00:50:37 vob_server(167): UID: 1049610 GID: 1049650
2007-02-22T00:50:37 vob_server(167): using C:\USERS\vobs\smg_bld.vbs,
on host: superior
2007-02-22T00:50:36 vob_server(167): addr = 0, port= 1201
2007-02-22T01:10:47 vob_server(166): debug=0, verbose=0, dont_fsync=0,
check_for_nulls=0, wait_time=500ms
2007-02-22T01:10:47 vob_server(166): UID: 1049610 GID: 1049650

  • Display host saturn's view log entries within 20 minutes of 4:00 P.M. on August 24.
    cmd-context getlog –host saturn –around 24-Aug.16:00 20 view 
    Log Name: view                  Hostname: saturn      Date: 2007-08-25T17:28:57
    Selection: Lines between 2007-08-24T15:40:00 and 2007-08-24T16:20:00 displayed
    2007-08-24T16:02:26 view_server(4904): Using 2097152 bytes of cache
    2007-08-24T16:02:26 view_server(4904): Db initialized
    2007-08-24T16:02:26 view_server(4904): Db initialized
    2007-08-24T16:02:26 view_server(4904): View server addr = 0, port= 35200
    2007-08-24T16:02:25 view_server(4904): View server addr = 0, port= 40227

UNIX® and Linux® files