An Ode to Systemd Binary Journal Files
Sung to "Rawhide" (Blues Brothers)
— with apologies to Ned Washington, and Frankie Laine
Rollin', rollin', rollin' Rollin', rollin', rollin' Rollin', rollin', rollin' Rollin', rollin', rollin' Raw bytes! Keep rollin', rollin', rollin' Though the discs are swollen Keep them log files rollin' Raw bytes! Through curl and phish and buffer Hell-bent for leather Wishin' my vile was by my side. All the things I'm missin' Good logfiles, tools, and streamin' Are waiting at the end of my ride. CHORUS Move 'em on, head 'em up Head 'em up, move 'em on Move 'em on, head 'em up Raw bytes Cut 'em out, ride 'em in, Ride 'em in, let 'em out, Cut 'em out, Ride 'em in Raw bytes! Keep movin', movin', movin' Though they're disapprovin' Keep them log files movin' Raw bytes! Don't try to understand 'em Just rotate, zip, and tar 'em Soon we'll be living high and wide. My heart’s calculatin' My true logs will be waitin' Be waiting at the end of my ride. CHORUS Raw bytes! Raw bytes!