How do I view the watchdog logs that are created? Is there an interface to view them with, or are the logs stored somewhere on the filesystem?

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Both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 put the viewable version of watchdog logs at /admin/reports/dblog. The core database logging module needs to be enabled, and users who want to view them need the access site reports permission. The actual database table is watchdog.

  • Thanks! That was it, although for some reason my reports were under 'Recent log entries'.
    – kylex
    Oct 24, 2011 at 18:35
  • Yeah, "Recent log entries" is the menu title for the path /admin/reports/dblog. You can see all of this implemented in modules/dblog/dblog.module in dblog_menu().
    – mpdonadio
    Oct 24, 2011 at 18:50

You can use the Drush watchdog-show e.g.:

drush watchdog-show --tail

More info: http://drushcommands.com/drush-5x/watchdog/watchdog-show

  • The command worked for me but without the --tail option. Nov 2, 2022 at 12:42

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