[erlang-questions] Running rb with detached/remsh

Dan Milstein <>
Thu Dec 11 00:46:34 CET 2008


I'm starting up a long-running app with (stripping out a few options):

 > erl -boot start_sasl -detached -sname NODENAME

And with configs to do rotating logs:

          {errlog_type, error},
          {error_logger_mf_dir,"log"},

I'd like to return to that machine, attach to the node, and read the  
logs with rb().  I'm trying that via:

 > erl -sname test -remsh 

And then running rb:start() / rb:list() from the erlang prompt.

But no matter what I do, rb doesn't show any log activity (even though  
I know there's plenty there, and can see it in the filesystem).

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?  (Or, any ideas on better ways to  
start up long-running erlang apps and monitor their logs -- is the  
above The Right Way?).

-Dan Milstein






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