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

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How to save live log bash input to a file?

When I am teaching a class, some students have problems following my CLI commands and would like to scroll back to be able to repeat the steps in their own speed. So I'd like to log all my inputs in ...
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Faillog - allowing a user read access for themselves

I'm trying to get each user on my system permission to read their own number of failed login attempts. Eg: faillog -u $CURRENTUSER Running this as any user except root gives me a 'permission ...
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Upstart doesn't produce any log on Ubuntu Raring [duplicate]

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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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 do I set up SFTP file access logging for OpenSSH?

I have an SFTP setup using the built-in sftp-subsystem of OpenSSH with chrooted users. In the old days when I used to use FTP, I was able to see what files were accessed by users in the logs. How do ...
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A tool for monitoring changes in region of the screen

I'd like to monitoring changes in a region of a window, this windows is showing a virtual box machine, and I need to get a log with a timestamp of that changes.
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Where can I find a log or see the progress of importing images in MAAS?

It seems like you tell it to import boot images and then just wait blind for a few hours. Where can you find a log of what it is doing, or get the current progress (and if it has errors and quits, see ...
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System logs me off after I close laptop's screen

Hello everybody I have very anoying issue with my ubuntu 14.04. When I close the screen of my laptop, the system logs me off and I need to enter my password to log in again. That would not be a ...
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Recent system logins

How would I be able to find logs of recent login or usage activity on my desktop? Is there a script or place in Ubuntu that holds data that tells you of recent logins from user, guest, or remote.
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How to monitor & log server hardware temperatures & load

I am looking for a way to log & monitor my server hardware temperatures and load (like for CPU or RAM). How might I do that? Objective is to: ensure hardware is not heating up identify what ...
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Getting Error Log Information After a System Crash

Sorry, this is likely a bit of a naive question, but I'm having some trouble with my graphics drivers causing my system to shut off randomly (doesn't seem to be overheating but let's not worry about ...
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Change location of log file for “update-alternatives”

I am currently managing my logging system but while setting all log location a problem occured: I want to change the location of the file /var/log/alternatives.log and I have done some research. This ...
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Config --no-log for an init deamon job

I have a proccess configured under /etc/init and it runs by the init deamon, and want this proccess to stop sending logs to the /var/log/upstart dir. I read this document: ...
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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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Tracking active time Gnome session [duplicate]

for my job I want to track the time I am actually working on my computer. Therefore, I am wondering how it is possible to track the time I am logged in in Gnome but not locked the screen. Does anyone ...
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Rotating a log file in my home directory on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

I have a log file ircd.log in /home/irc. I want to rotate it daily at 00:00 and keep 7 days. I want the rotated log files to be saved as ircd.log.YYYYMMDD for example ircd.log.20140505. Can someone ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to Trace my Network's Steps

Question (concise version): Where in my log files would I find information regarding the networking steps executed between the time I have left the login screen and the time I have landed comfortably ...
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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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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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nagios3 Error: Could not read object configuration data!

I have a brand new install of nagios3 on ubuntu 12.04. After I log in to the web interface and click any link I get the error: Error: Could not read object configuration data! Here are some things ...
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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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.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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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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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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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.