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Created by Guest
Created on Jul 26, 2022

dspmqerr to allow read from end of file

Currently on MQ Appliance dspmqerr allows to view log files when logged into the applaince console.

dspmqerr -m <queue manager name>

If the MQ Error log file is long; it takes lot of time to hit enter and view the log file. And option similar to unix comamnd tail allowing to view last 100 lines or similar would be good and easy to use.

This prevents from downloading the file.

example to add or similar.

dspmqerr -m <qmgr name> -t 100

This will allow to view the last 100 lines.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 3, 2022

    Thanks Mark.

  • Admin
    Mark Taylor
    Aug 3, 2022
    • The dspmqerr command is based on the UNIX less command, so the shortcut G can be used to go to the end of the file, and the shortcut F can be used to follow a file, similar to the tail -f command. Other shortcuts are supported by less for pagination and searching. This behaviour is mentioned in the MQ Appliance documentation for the dspmqerr command, see

      The MQ error logs can also be consumed by appliance log targets to stream their content to a remote syslog server for centralised processing, including Logstash and Splunk. Streaming the error logs is another option to avoid needing to download the content of the error log files to monitor or examine their content.