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An Introduction to Logs for Newbies: Pt. 1

Posted 04-16-2013 at 01:38 PM by Nbiser
Updated 04-16-2013 at 01:47 PM by Nbiser

Logs are an important part of maintaining and managing a Linux system. This is a brief tutorial for accessing and reading a Linux log. First, you need to open a terminal window, you will first see a prompt similar to this on most systems.

Code:
nbiser@linux-vqbm:~>
You then need to type this:
Code:
ls /
This will bring up the contents of the root partition. You can see all of the various directories in the root partition such as these:
Code:
bin   dev  home  lib64       media  opt   root  sbin
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