kjournalprint – Knot DNS journal print utility


kjournalprint [config_option] [options] zone_name

kjournalprint [config_option] -z


The program prints zone history stored in a journal database. As default, changes are colored for terminal.



A name of the zone to print the history for.

Config options

-c, --config file

Use a textual configuration file (default is @config_dir@/knot.conf).

-C, --confdb directory

Use a binary configuration database directory (default is @storage_dir@/confdb). The default configuration database, if exists, has a preference to the default configuration file.

-D, --dir path

Use specified journal database path and default configuration.


-z, --zone-list

Instead of reading the journal, display the list of zones in the DB.

-l, --limit limit

Limits the number of displayed changes.

-s, --serial soa

Start at a specific SOA serial.

-H, --check

Enable additional journal semantic checks during printing.

-d, --debug

Debug mode brief output.

-x, --mono

Don't generate colorized output.

-n, --no-color

An alias for -x. Use of this option is deprecated, it will be removed in the future.

-X, --color

Force colorized output.

-h, --help

Print the program help.

-V, --version

Print the program version.

Exit values

Exit status of 0 means successful operation. Any other exit status indicates an error.


Last (most recent) 5 changes without colors:

$ kjournalprint -nl 5 /var/lib/knot/journal example.com.

See Also

knotd(8), knot.conf(5).