Adding messages, mostly warnings and/or errors, to a log file.

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how to make a separate log file for bind service in rsyslog?

I installed bind9 for name service on ubuntu12.04. Now for debugging its errors in name resolving. I need to make separate log file for it like /var/log/name.log. I searched too many for rsyslog, ...
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Where are Upstart log messages on Ubuntu 13.X?

On Ubuntu 12.04, I can find Upstart log messages in /var/log/syslog. Commands: # initctl log-priority info # initctl emit hello Log: Apr 1 01:56:56 precise64 kernel: [ 8365.820425] init: ...
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How is logging of automatic/schedules scans enabled for clam AV?

In this thread it is discussed how to log a scan by ClamAV. However, the suggestions are only for logging one-off scans triggered from command line. My situation is that I'm working in a setting ...
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How To Stop and Restart Firestarter Events / Logging

I need a simple workaround to be able to stop and maybe restart only when needed logging events in Firestarter. I managed to enable logging in Ubuntu for Firestarter using this solution, and all is ok ...
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Library that will send me an email when the log file changes

I'm looking for a library that will send me an email when the log file changes. Is there any? Thanks.
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How to debug dpkg configure error in subprocess post-installation?

In short: I am trying to install spamassassin but dpkg returns only with: dpkg: error processing spamassassin (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 ...
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rsyslog.conf only partly honored

I followed this description on how to enable audit for Samba (entry of Aug 10, 2009) and wanted to get all additionally enabled logging in a special log file (/var/log/samba/log.audit). The mentioned ...
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How to save “initctl” log-priority options?

I would like to save init log-prority debug options. What is the whole process from startup event? However, the init log-priority option to reboot and reset to the message. What should I do? If ...
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What should I do after reset?

In addition to the popular question What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? . Lately my laptop had to be rebooted a couple of times. And I don't know why. What is the standard procedure to debug a ...
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Why my monitor never shuts down when on the logging screen (ubuntu 13.10)?

Why my monitor never shuts down when on the logging screen (ubuntu 13.10)? This problem arrived after the 13.04 to 13.10 upgrade. Since then,I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and the problem is ...
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Logging of commands executed in Bash

Sometime back, we had a requirement to log commands run on the terminal in the Bash shell. This was solved by means of a startup script with essentially the following contents: #!/bin/bash ...
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what is the format of a log file? ( ex. Xorg.0.log…)

For example in Xorg.0.log ... [ 15708.908] (WW) And in the log files it states [ 15708.905] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, ...
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/var/log/boot.log incomplete

My core issue is that something is causing udev to spew thousands of messages during boot, slowing down boot by 10 minutes. My interrim issue however is that there are so many messages during boot ...
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Sending UDP packets with `logger` command

I have couple different solutions for running custom syslog server (based on https://gist.github.com/marcelom/4218010). The problem I am facing is that the following command does not send UDP packets ...
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Creating account

I'm trying to setup an account with ubuntu one and the software ask to type a word to continue, but that word is not visible, then when I click on create account, the software hangs on "creating ...
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Is there any printer logging system available for payment?

I am living on a college and responsible for a shared printer solution. I am looking for a solution which can log every print done by users. The system needs to have some kind of logging system so I ...
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Need to return log in password

I removed the guest account and I only have an admin account, with an active password. Couple of weeks ago I disabled password through "terminal" command line. Today I want to return logging in with ...
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How to give a program access to make file in root directory

i am running a program which uses log4j.The log4j uses rolling file appender.However its not able to create the file. I guess its because the creation of file need root access. The program is ...
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Where is the redis log file?

I do not have redis_6379.log file. According to documentation, that one has to be added manually, but I did find a redis log file on Ubuntu Server in this location: /var/log/redis/redis-server.log ...
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Xubuntu hotkey for immediate shutdown

I would like to create a two hotkeys. First for terminating all procesess and shutdown the system and turn computer off. I have tried something but it only logged me off and then I had to confirm I ...
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How do I log visited sites (for all users in a system)?

I want to log all sites users in my system visit. Is there any software for Ubuntu like Network Magic for Windows?
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Where do Broadcom wireless drivers log?

I'm on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 and I have a feeling that my laptop's Broadcom wireless drivers are the root cause of my machine crashing every so often without any reproducible reason. I'll spare you the ...
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how to set up logkeys keyboard input? [duplicate]

I have installed logkeys and downloaded keymap. I call sudo logkeys -s -m /path/mymap.map -o /home/username/keylog.log After that I kill it with sudo logkeys -k, and open it with sudo gedit (because ...
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How Do I Log USB Modem AT Command Output?

I want to be able to send the command "AT+CSQ" to /dev/ttyUSB1 every 5 seconds, and log out response to a text file. I can do it manually via screen (screen /dev/ttyUSB1 and type in AT+CSQ and see the ...
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Upstart doesn't produce any log on Ubuntu Raring

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and added custom upstart scripts. These scripts work well and are already in use on other hosts (not Ubuntu). The problem is, upstart doesn't produce any log of what ...
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How to make honeyd save logs in rsyslog

I have a standard install of honeyd from Ubuntu repositories. Honeyd is saving logs in two files: /var/log/honeyd/honeyd.log /var/log/honeyd/daemon.log I have been trying to setup rsyslog to ...
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custom logs in rsyslog

I have configured rsyslog to log message to a centralised server it's working fine and I'm getting logs in my server's /var/log directory with seperate directory for all the clients based upon their ...
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Log incoming requests

We have Tomcat running on Ubuntu server. It runs a web service, open to the internet. Sometimes it has sudden spike of traffic and goes down. There is nothing unusual in Tomcat access logs. I guess ...
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Problem:Dual Boot with windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 login problem in UEFI mode with amd hybrid graphics in ubuntu

First I had a problem in dual booting(win8+Ubuntu13),after reading this forums I install boot-repair and cleared it. now i installed amd dual graphics driver from AMD ...
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Configure owner and permissions for upstart log files

When logging an upstart job with the standard console log stanza, can the resulting log files in /var/log/upstart be configured to be written with a mode or owner other than the default?
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Cannot get syslog-ng to work

Having installed Zoneminder, I am now being flooded with the message: WAR [Corrupt JPEG data: 1 extraneous bytes before marker 0xd9] Now I realise this is probably down to a naff IPCam, but I'd ...
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stdout log files from an executable

When starting an executable from the terminal various messages are printed in window. My question is where are these messages logged when you launch the application without a terminal ( by double ...
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Log file trigger execution of script [duplicate]

If there is an bad login to Mysql it is logged with the IP in /var/log/mysql/error.log. While that happens, I want a script starts with the log line as input parameter to the script. I was hoping to ...
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Log the power usage from electric grid?

is there a way to log the power my computer uses from the electric grid (i.e. power plug)? When on battery, I can obviously use powerstat. Any how can log this to a file? Here's an example: ...
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I have some problem in logging in

When I tried to log onto my user ID, it does not accept any password. Previously also, I used to confront the same problem. But then, I would go for opting 'switch user option' when a circular shaped ...
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How to stop sending boot logs to network?

A while back I was busily debugging the boot process on my desktop, and I enabled something that would send the boot messages over the network to another computer. This was super clever, and I knew ...
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How to tell what is logging bandwidth [duplicate]

I've been having everything that goes through my NIC logged and I'm not sure how it happened. The last thing I installed was webmin and I'm not sure if that changed a setting or not but as of today ...
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how do I clear out log files and such [duplicate]

I have 9.5 GB of log files and would like to clear them from my system and keep that much stuff from being created, how do I do this? Here is the output from sudo du -sh /var/* ~/.xsession-errors: ...
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How do I set up a logging server for Access Points?

I have a linksys AP, nothing fancy, but it does have a logging utility. How do I make that send the logs my Ubuntu 12.04 server.
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ubuntu 11.10 /var/log/auth.log

I use Ubuntu 11.10. And I want it to write logging messages about failed ssh log in attempts to /var/log/auth.log. In my understanding /var/log/auth.log is supposed to hold all failed ssh connection ...
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How to log memory usage per minute on Ubuntu Server?

I checked few programs such as htop or top command but couldn't find any features for logging per minute. Is there a way to do that for tracking memory issues ? edit: I was using linode and decided ...
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asynchronous logging via rsyslogd(8) and write buffer increase

On a pretty high traffic web site running in virtual containers (VMware) and lacking local storage, we've managed to increase throughput (requests per second) significantly by switching from logging ...
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What is the default apache2 log format and where is defined such default?

I review (a fast reading) Apache Module mod_log_config and can't figure out what is the apache2 default log format and where is defined it. Any idea? Note that what is on ...
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How do I redirect Google Chrome Logs out of my kern.log

I have hundreds of these log entries: Feb 13 16:46:56 XXXX kernel: [42982.178922] type=1701 audit(1360799216.852:1514): auid=4294967295 uid=1000 gid=1000 ses=4294967295 pid=5529 comm="chrome" ...
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Log file size or age

I'd like to change various log files (particularly auth.log) to retain info for anywhere from the last 30-90 days. Right now it only has about 4 days worth of info. How do I modify these settings ...
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Are the reasons for a keyboard layout change logged?

In trying to solve this problem (Summary: my keyboard layout keeps switching back to the default without any notable reason) I would very much like to see why a layout switch occurred. Is there any ...
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Why can't I access my desktop after installing Lubuntu?

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 in my netbook through USB Drive. Now I cannot get access in my desktop after login. I can see only one thing on my screen. Welcome to ubuntu 12.10(GNU/linux 3.5.0-17- ...
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How to enable logging for Google Chrome in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm trying to capture the logs for a certain bug I'm having with Google Chrome. However, I can't find/enable logs for GC. According to this Chromium project page, I just need to add the flags ...
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How stop Ubuntu from reading my password out loud every time I log on?

I turned on a certain feature on the login screen and now my password is read out loud when I type it on login. What did I turn on, and how do I turn this back off?
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What's changing the owner on my log files?

I have several log files in /var/log/mythtv that need to be owned by mythtv.users. In versions of Ubuntu prior to 12.10 if I did: sudo chown mythtv.users mylogfile that worked fine and my log files ...