BOTCHED COUNTERTOP INSTALLATION AND LOWE’S IS UNWILLING TO CORRECT!
(So maybe keep this in your back pocket) I think you will find "journalctl --list-boots" with the ID easier.
If this directory is deleted for some reason, systemd-journald will not re-create it automatically; rather, it will write the logs under /run/log/journal in a non-persistent way.
It will re-create the directory when the daemon is restarted.
One last tip here, you can also use a time Stamp for Example: To get the data from yesterday, you could type: As you can see, it's relatively easy to define flexible windows of time to filter the entries you wish to see. Then I type in that colland journalctl -b, I get at most 60 lines (full screen) There seems no way to scroll it. You'll get it I'm sure..you don't pull your hair out first.
I have been trying to wrap my head around systemd since it was first introduced a few years ago and still just a infant/noob to it all. LOL And remember it is a volatile binary so it grows constantly.