A log file is a file, often in clear text, which is generated by a software process to record some specific details about the workings of this process.

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search and print specific date in a log file

I'm working with a log file and I want to print from a specific day till the end of it . that specific date is ($sd=27/Dec/2002) for example. now I want to search for this day and print from it till ...
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find a date in a log file

I want to find a date in a log file and print from that date till the end of log file and that date is 5 days prior to the end of log file which is 27/Dec/2002 the log file is like this : ...
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Apache/Server Logs help

I have this on my apache conf <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin info@myweb.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/web ServerName web.myweb.com ErrorLog logs/index-error_log CustomLog logs/index-access_log ...
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/var/log/btmp is 6GB, how to trim it down?

I know that /var/log/btmp is for failed login attempts. Typically having a file this large indicates brute force attempts. The 6GB is an accumulation over the past 3 years. I've taken steps to hide ...
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Measuring and visualing web application performance using apache logs?

I have a Django web application served up by mod_wsgi and Apache. I have apache logs of the web application in a production system, the logs include the time taken to serve the request in ...
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How to get the Log file name that we are monitoring using Zabbix?

I am trying to get the log file's name that we are monitoring using zabbix. Is there a way to do this? I created one item in zabbix to monitor log file like this: ...
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How to make logrotate keep the last week into the current .log

Is it possible to get logrotate to keep the last week of logs in the current file? for example : errors.log contains 30 days of logs after log rotate executes , I would have : errors.log with ...
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Can I safely delete MS SQL Server Error Log?

I have some huge log files, which are taking up all the space on a PC's hard drive. Is ok to simply delete the log file: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL ...
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http server files download counter without website

I'm looking for a statistics tool on server side (IIS7) with following requirements: Displays file downloads via http (no websites to click on) Can set specific range to display results (download ...
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Deleting Database and Its Log file

I have a sql server running on a desktop and it has used up the disk space on C. I dont have historical data in the tables. SQL is used to process text files to then be loaded into TM1. All I need is ...
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Sun T2000 SC Log file

Is there a SC log file for the Sun T2000? I'm hoping to track down a possible power problem. So if you have any suggestions outside of a log file... that would be great. What makes me think its a ...
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Locate a string in a folder and the file it came from?

I am trying to find some keywords in my /var/log directory, so using cd /var/log cat * | grep keyword I find the string is in that directory and see the lines it exists on, but don't know which ...
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Preferred format of file names which include a timestamp

As we all know "unix" can have anything in a file except '/' and '\0', sysadmins however tend to have a much smaller preference, mainly due to nothing liking spaces as input ... and a bunch of things ...
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How to check why reboot command failed and machine was instead stopped?

I issued a reboot command but the server failed to reboot instead we lost communication with it, and we had to call the company to reset it. I am not an advanced users, but I want to check the log ...
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Merging Large IIS Logs

I am planning on using Webalizer to analyze and graph our IIS logs, but because we have a server farm Webalizer requires me to make sure that all of the logs are in chronological order (or else it ...
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Request for recommendations for logfile analyer / troubleshooting tool

I generally use google analytics, but occassionally I need to examine log files, for example to see how many 301 redirects from an old website are issued to real user-agents (rather than robots) Can ...
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Where I can find the log files of thin webserver

I'm using thin web server for my sinatra application. Some times it generate 504 gateway time out. Where I can see the access and error logs of thin?
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What shows up on network printer log [closed]

I sent a document to our HP network printer at work. I just typed a doc in word, printed it, and deleted it. Can it be recreated? What shows up on the log? The actual doc or just the time, number of ...
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Fast, reliable, open source encryption for large logs

I intend to use cloud storage for some of my application logs. These logs might contain confidential business data, so I would like to encrypt them prior to upload. For security reasons, I prefer ...
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Break-in attempts on Ubuntu VPS box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it normal to get hundreds of break-in attempts per day? What should I do if I find someone is brute forcing my server password? I have an Ubuntu 10.04 VPS box. ...
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What tool can be used to splice together log files from different sources?

I am trying to analyze a series of application requests. There are web logs, application server logs and data server logs, all with slightly different timestamps on each line. I'd like to splice ...
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Exim: temporarily rejected connection in “connect” ACL

2 Weeks ago, I randomly received the message "temporarily rejected connection in "connect" ACL" in the Exim mainlog. I tried clearing the Exim ratelimit files, restarting everything, but nothing ...
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Ultra-efficient compression

I store a very large (TBytes) amount of logs. These logs will rarely be extracted, and when they will - only a single file will be required. Could you recommend an ultra-efficient and extremely ...
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Mac OS X Server Secure Log full of failed SSH attempts

Whenever one of our server's admins tries to access our machine running Mac OS X Server 10.5 via SSH, I get the following error exactly every 10 seconds in the security log: sshd[32575]: ...
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How to find if anyone accessed a specific file on my webserver using the apache log or anything else

I'm running apache in a lamp configuration. Recently I had some sensitive files available because of a mix up in the options -Indexes in my HTacess. Now I want to find out if anyone accessed those ...
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Novell Netware 6.5 Server Logs

I have inherited a Novell Netware 6.5 server to manage. We had have some users move folders into other folders that they were not supposed to be able to do. Additionally, there have been cases were ...
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Multiple web servers log-files in one place?

I have few web servers behind load balancer. Load balancer is separate server and web servers are also located on separate machines. How is it possible to organize maintaining log files from different ...
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sudo: pam_limits(sudo:session): Unknown kernel rlimit 'Max realtime timeout' ignored

My debian box keep getting logs like those and logcheck keeps emailing me them. CRON[31443]: pam_limits(cron:session): Unknown kernel rlimit 'Max realtime timeout' ignored sudo: ...
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What does dvi, int, sto, flq etc. stand for in setupapi.dev.log-files?

When debugging my .inf-file I have ended up reading the setupapi.dev.log-file (/windows/inf/) to find out what is going wrong. The Microsoft generated log-file contains the following abbreviations ...
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How can I force IIS7 to log the actual default document of a directory rather than a “/”?

Logging under IIS7 seems to have changed in that access to a parent directory with a default document is now logged differently than IIS6. The s-uri-stem field appears to ignore whatever documents ...
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perl decode exim4 subject in cyrrilic

ive already looked at this article. Problem is like that, when im sending a letter throug exim4 and subject is with cyrrilic letters ive got something like this in maillog ...
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Website access log in Linux/CentOS?

I cant locate the file containing a log of all the IP addresses from where people have accessed my website. I'm running Redhat / CentOS linux system
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Logcheck: wildcards which include non-latin characters

On my mail server, I have a custom logcheck rule as follows, which is intended to filter messages from deliver: ^\w{3} [ :0-9]{11} [._[:alnum:]-]+ deliver\.*\): msgid=.*: saved mail to.*$ ...
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Grant PHP script read write access

How do I grant a PHP script access to read and write log files in the /var/log/ and /var/ directories?
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My Linux server crashes twice; Apache and system logs have portions of other text files

I have a web server that has been running pretty smoothly for years. Twice recently it has gone down for no apparent reason - the monit logs don't show any particularly high anything going on. CPU ...
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EDB log files accumulating on Windows 2003 DC

We have a domain controller that has over 4,000 edb*.log files since 11/29/10. Our other DCs have one file. The kb247715 article discusses how the edb logs work. Clearly something isn't right on the ...
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Possible to upload weblogs to Google Analytics?

It's always bothered me that Google Analytics (and similar embedded web traffic monitoring services) can only see a reflection of the traffic going to my server and can only see page visits. If I want ...
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OSX /var/log/system.log — where do i define pruning interval?

I have a script that periodically checks /var/log/system.log and I've noticed across our network that some machines keep logfiles for a month through reboots and other activities, while some purge the ...
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mysql having loads

My website and server both are huge and heavy, my server is having 8GB RAM and 6 cores of processor. I got a mail from my hosting team, regarding the load of mysql database, Now-a-days my site is ...
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How do I get the logs from a vSphere ESXi instance from before it was power-cycled?

I've got a vSphere 4.1 ESXi test box here, and for some reason it went down at some point today. I turned it back on, but can't find out where it keeps its logs for the time when it became ...
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SQL log file growing rapidly

I encountered SQL Database log file growing rapidly and filled up the Hard Disk space, the growth was approximately 190MB per day. there is Sharepoint running in the server, how can I check what ...
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(Windows) Real-time monitoring of log files & regex pattern matching to trigger email alerts

Is there an application that can monitor a number of log files (text) and watch for regular expression pattern matches, then send email alerts when it finds one? I'm looking for something that will ...
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looking for a pattern in iis files with logparser s

I am looking to extract from iis when a certain user session indicated here by aspnetsessionid times out prior to 10 minutes session timeout I have set on this application. I am trying to parse ...
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CentOS: Log entries of /var/log/secure are not ordered by date and time - why?

Can you please tell me what can be the reason of log entries of /var/logs/secure be like this: Mar 30 10:50:02 server2 proftpd: pam_unix(proftpd:session): session opened for user XXXXXXXXXXXXXX by ...
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In unix, what's the best way to reduce the size of a massive log file that is actively being written to?

On a linux server, I want to reduce the size of a log file which is several GB big. Cutting off the top half, or maybe the first million lines would work.
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ForFiles.exe Not Working In Task Scheduler 0x1 Result?

I have no idea why its not working in Task Scheduler because if I run the same code in a batch file it works fine?? I am putting the following into task scheduler on a Win2008 R2 machine and I keep ...
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55GB LDF file in C:\Windows\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\Data? How can I clear it?

It seems I had someone trying to perform brute-force login attempts on my SQL 2005 server. As a result, the log file has grown to about 55 gigs and sits in ...
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SQL-Server 2005 default trace log file not inherits directory permissions

I need to backup the SQL-Server 2005 default trace log files (%sqlserverpath%\MSSQL\LOG\log_*.trc) and when it is created it isnt inheriting the directory file permissions (Windows 2003 Server) so I ...
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Can't do Chmod on Apache error logs in Ubuntu

I am trying to clear the logs and I do not have permission since the file permissions on Apache error logs are like this: -rw-r----- When I tried to do something like chmod 777 error.log I got this ...
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Apache2 PHP Notice errors logged

My /var/log/apache2/error.log is filling up about 1GB per hour with PHP Notice errors. I've tried adding this: /apache2.conf php_value error_log none And in my /cgi/php.ini: error_reporting = ...