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Old 05-23-2015, 09:20 AM   #1
melissa2015
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Arrow How are Linux logs created?


Over the past few months, I have been noticing a lot of people asking this same very question. As I was doing some research work the other day, I came across a Linux logging guide and wanted to make sure I shared it here, for others to use as a tool to learn more about Linux logging.

I have read through it and I think it's well written and pretty comprehensive, but I would like to hear others opinion too. Let me know.

http://www.loggly.com/ultimate-guide...logging-basics
 
Old 05-23-2015, 09:52 AM   #2
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That is one truly excellent guide to practical log usage and analysis. How come I've never come across that site before? Thanks for the link, it's much appreciated!

The guide was probably written prior to the introduction of systemd, and focuses solely on the standard syslog-related tools, logrotate, cron, and various handy GNU tools for parsing log files and extracting specific information. As long as one is running syslogd or one of its relatives, everything in the guide is still relevant to a systemd-based distribution.

(If anybody wonders what all the noise is about regarding binary systemd logs vs. the syslog standard, they might want to take a look at this guide and consider what we'll lose should syslog no longer be the standard mechanism for logging on Linux in the future.)
 
Old 05-23-2015, 01:30 PM   #3
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That is one truly excellent guide to practical log usage and analysis. How come I've never come across that site before? Thanks for the link, it's much appreciated!

The guide was probably written prior to the introduction of systemd, and focuses solely on the standard syslog-related tools, logrotate, cron, and various handy GNU tools for parsing log files and extracting specific information. As long as one is running syslogd or one of its relatives, everything in the guide is still relevant to a systemd-based distribution.

(If anybody wonders what all the noise is about regarding binary systemd logs vs. the syslog standard, they might want to take a look at this guide and consider what we'll lose should syslog no longer be the standard mechanism for logging on Linux in the future.)
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