Repository Management with Nexus
5.7. System Files
The System Files is only visible to Administrative users under the Administrationmenu. Click on this option brings up the dialog shown in Figure 5.21, “Browsing Nexus Logs and Configuration”. From this screen you can view the Nexus log file as well as the configuration files documented in Section 3.11.1, “Sonatype Work Directory”.
The nexus.log file is the general application log for Nexus. Unless you are an administrative user, you might not have must interest in the information in this log. If you are trying to debug an error, or if you have uncovered a bug in Nexus, you can use this log viewer to diagnose problems with Nexus.
You can load, view and download the various files by using the buttons and the dropdown to select the files to examine.
In Figure 5.21, “Browsing Nexus Logs and Configuration” there is a "tail" checkbox. If this box is checked, then Nexus will always show you the end of a log file. This can come in handy if you want to see a continuously updated log file. When this tail box is checked, a drop-down at the bottom of the panel allows you to set the update frequency. The contents of this drop-down are shown in Figure 5.22, “Selecting the Update Frequency when Tailing a Log File”. If an update interval is selected, Nexus will periodically refresh the selected log file.