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Ubuntu Server 9.10

Hi Guys,

Could someone point me to some instructions for how to get logwatch to monitor a custom log file? I have a dropbox solution that documents uploads/downloads to a log file and would like to include it in the updates from logwatch.

I tried creating a custom conf file in /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/logfiles/ but it doesn't seem to be working...

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Could you add the config you tried, and any log output that seems relevant? Eg, anything mentioning that the file couldn't be read, or had a syntax error... –  James Polley Dec 29 '09 at 1:53
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A starter point is the LogWatch Documentation page for HOWTO Customize LogWatch.
Read through points 4, 5 and 6.

Another brief description of the LogWatch files -- Managing your log files.
And, a Metalog wiki reference on how to setup logwatch to read metalog generated log files.

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