I’m a professional sysadmin and I’m configuring a new server. So far, I’ve found the rather verbose output of each upgrade to be a bit time consuming. It may only take a few minutes to do an upgrade, but it literally takes over an hour to review the 4000+ lines of output for each upgrade. This is not only boring but not very productive. The only reason to review it is to ensure that I’m not overlooking an error that may have occurred.
What do others do in this situation? Is there a way to limit the output to only things that are important? It seems unlikely that others would read any of it, which leads me to wonder why it is so verbose if it doesn’t have to be (too much information is just as bad as too little).