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

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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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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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How can I receive syslog logs from a networked system?

I'd like to configure Ubuntu to receive logs from a DD-WRT router. The router's configuration screen contains the following section: and its logging documentation reads: If you wish to send ...
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Getting notified of failed cron jobs

I'm concerned that cron jobs can fail silently for an indefinite period of time on vanilla Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.1 (Precise), and no one will notice. I would like to get a notification whenever a ...
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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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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 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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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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.xsession-errors file is huge. How can I disable? [duplicate]

I have visited over 30 different forum questions about this very same issue but none of them have been able to point me in the right direction. I don't care what is causing the issue. I don't care ...
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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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ubuntu not logging in

i am using ubuntu 11.10 and i once i logged in and the screen flashed for a sec and came back to the same screen it is happening again and again. i put the ubuntu cd and almost reinstalled it while i ...
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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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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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How can I free space from a massive 39.5GB /var/log/ folder?

I just got a message from the default disk analyses software (Baobab) that I only have 1GB left on the hard drive. After some search, I found that the /var/log/ folder is the cause of this. Some ...
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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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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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How to determine file in “Error opening file for reading” error

Since Ubuntu 12.04, whenever I open aterm, I get the following error message: Error opening file for reading: Permission denied aterm still opens and runs correctly, but I get that error message. ...
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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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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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Does pulseaudio have an error log?

In order to help provide better information for my other question about browsers and Pulse audio, I wanted to see if I could get some kind of helpful log information. However, there doesn't seem to ...
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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 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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What do UFW's audit log entries mean?

I'm sometimes getting a lot of these AUDIT log entries in ... [UFW AUDIT] IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=176.58.105.134 DST=194.238.48.2 LEN=76 TOS=0x10 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=32137 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=36231 DPT=123 ...
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How can I find out which programs have modified a file over some period of time?

I'd like to better understand which programs are modifying a specific file1 during a reboot. Can I set something up to log this kind of information? Polling for which processes currently have the ...
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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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Where are fsck results logged at boot time, after /forcefsck?

When working remotely I set a server to force an fsck at boot time with the sudo touch /forcefsck command and rebooted. After it restarted I checked in /var/log/fsck for the results of the disk ...
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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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Give rsyslog read access to all log files that I want to monitor

I'm using the $InputFile facility in rsyslog to monitor various log files scattered around my ubuntu 12.04 server. E.g. nginx, unicorn, rails, postgres, cron etc. Now my problem is, that some of these ...
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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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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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shutdown logging in ubuntu 10.04 & 11.10

When my system starts up it logs everything into syslog/dmesg. And I can review it for problems. When my system shuts down, where does that get logged? I didn't see anything obvious in /var/log in ...
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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 ...
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rsyslog not rotating at fixed file size

I am trying to create a separate log file for a application in Linux. So far I have created a .conf script to separate log in custom log file based on program name and it's working correctly. But, I ...
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How do I disable messages or logging from printing on the console/virtual terminals?

My wireless driver is noisy. It prints out messages to the console every 10-30 seconds. So, if I'm working on VT1 or something, I get messages scrolling by all the time. Is there a way to shut this ...
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apt-get and login problem

I had a problem when I try to update my ubuntu "12.04LTS": Accidentally I turn off my computer, while the update was running. When I turn it on and try to complete the update, he always told me, that ...
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Which logfile(s) log(s) errors reading a cd?

I introduce a CD-RW, maybe blank (I really don't know), and after a little movement inside the reader, the CD is ejected without any message at all. I would like to know what is going on and the ...
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tail stops displaying in case of a log rotation

I have to tail the log of a server (servicemix) and the log rotation is enabled. As soon as the rotation happens, tail stops displaying. I did some investigations and it is a bug in Debian : Debian ...
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How to change location where logs are stored?

I am running out of space and would like to move my logs to recover some room on my SSD. My question: I have an SSD (mounted at /) and regular hard-drive (mounted at /mnt/d2). How can I change it so ...
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How to find an ip of connected vnc client from vncserver log?

I run the vncserver using vnc4server. I take a look in ~/.vnc/ubuntu:1.log It only show something like this. Sat Oct 6 20:40:12 2012 Connections: accepted: 0.0.0.0::2043 SConnection: Client ...
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Is there a log for copied files?

Suppose someone copies a file to a DVD or pendrive. Is there a log where I can see that?
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How to log processes in daemon-mode?

I would like to save the standard output of the program motion in a text file. If I don't use motion in daemon-mode I would simply do it by: motion > log.txt But what is the equivalent when I ...
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What does “command returned 1” mean?

I am trying to get a command to execute from within my MythTV interface on a Mythbuntu computer. When I try a test command, touch /home/mythbuntu/test, it doesn't work, and I see this entry in ...
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AWStats: cannot access /var/log/apache2/access.log

I installed awstats on my new Ubuntu Lucid server, but when cron tries to run it as user www-data, it complains that cannot access /var/log/apache2/access.log: Permission denied. In ...
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How do I turn on 'shutdown logging' or operating system tracing?

I have a simple question: how do I turn on logging of the shutdown sequence and X-server, which both keep failing; shutdown that doesn't shut it down, XServer that crashes. I would like to create the ...
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Where does compiz log error messages?

I'm having some trouble with compiz and dual monitors (see Why won't visual effects work with a dual monitor setup), and I'd like to check the compiz logfiles to see what, if anything, might be ...
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.ICEauthority is missing [duplicate]

Can I create a new file .ICEauthirity or download it from anywhere? Problem is when I logging in.There is this error message "Can't update .ICEauthority home/user/.ICEauthority".But there is no such ...