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

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dovecot with antispam plugin

I am trying to enable antispam plugin for dovecot, but then dovecot stops working: Jun 4 19:31:25 newmail dovecot: imap-login: Login: user=<tomasz_grobelny>, method=PLAIN, rip=127.0.0.1, ...
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Where would you find SCP logs?

I can't seem to get SCP logs (on the server) to show up anywhere. I've searched through quite a few pages, including: scp / ssh log on ssh-server http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1789437 ...
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SFTP / openssh logging with chrooted users

I just tried to follow the steps from this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2081637 For some reason, it does not work. I tried to follow exactly those steps, but the log file is not ...
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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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tomcat base directory for logging

Not sure if this should be on StackOverflow.. I followed this tutorial to install tomcat8 (with java8) on an ubuntu-12.04 instance. It uses the upstart script to install tomcat8 as as auto start ...
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Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04 - black screen after logging

I use Cinnamon with Ubuntu more than a year, but yesterday new error came: A few seconds after I started Ubuntu and logged in my profile with Cinnamon, it loads just a black screen, and then a logon ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 via virtualbox log in fails (using correct password).

New to Linux and Ubuntu and prior to making the permanent switch Ive installed the latest version of VirtualBox onto my windows 7 laptop to explore the OS and come accustom to it. Ive downloaded ...
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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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Record RAM usage during runtime of a Java Application

I want to evaluate how some code transformations change the RAM usage of a Java Application. Is there a possibility to log the average RAM usage or the highest peak of the RAM usage in the shell ...
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Crontab - don't log? How can I do it right?

I've search for a answer of my problem but I can't find the right one. So I try it my self. I've got an Ubuntu Server and try to create a TeamSpeak3 Server - check file with loggin function. This ...
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How do I send nginx access and error logs to syslog?

I have rsyslog configured to ship logs to another server. I have been trying to setup nginx and rsyslog to use a socket, like /dev/log, to transfer logs into the local rsyslog and then let it handle ...
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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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systemd on 15.04 won't log stdout of unit

I'm currently trying to make a systemd unit as a web server. Currently, my foo.service file looks as follows: [Unit] Description=The Foo Web Server [Service] Type=simple ...
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Is there a ready made logging server compatible with log4cplus?

Looking at the list of packages in Ubuntu, I could not find a package that could be used with log4cplus that would be a logging server. My idea would be to be able to send logs through a server so ...
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Problem logging into default Desktop Environment

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04, and now I have a problem. I cannot log graphically using the default desktop environment. When I log into the system it does nothing, and the logging screen ...
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keeping terminals open (with previous path) and applications in Ubuntu unity

I find particularly useful on laptops to keep open (gnome-)terminals (and eventually other applications) when logging out / turning off; I think this was the default in some older Xubuntu version I ...
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kernel.log stays empty: “rsyslogd: imklog: cannot open kernel log (/proc/kmsg): Operation not permitted.”

I'm on a VPS (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, Kernel 3.13.0-042stab094.8, rsyslog 7.4.4-1ubuntu2.5) and kernel.log stays empty with only this line: rsyslogd: imklog: cannot open kernel log (/proc/kmsg): ...
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How can I monitor multiple WordPress sites on Ubuntu better?

Our current monitoring solution relies on logs, and our WordPress install isn't generating much in the way of them. Is there a way to get WordPress to generate more logs? Or is there a better way to ...
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Can iptables log be directed to different log files in different iptables command?

Can I have something like this: iptables -A INPUT -i em1 -j LOG --log-prefix='iptables1: ' iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i em1 -j LOG --log-prefix='iptables2: ' Here I have different log files ...
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log cron job in real time

I have a Python process which I run nightly via a crontab. It scrapes an API which I have limited access to so regularly has to stop and wait for an hour. By my estimates the job should take 5-6 ...
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A huge apt log file from failed upgrade - what went wrong & how do I fix it?

When attempting to upgrade from the 12.04 to a newer LTS it seemed to hang for ages (a good day or two) on "preparing for upgrade" and then the whole system started to suffer. Eventually I rebooted ...
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Identifying syslog files, also does auth.log mirror what is in /vars/syslog?

I am writing a auth log parser as a means to contribute to a tool and to learn linux logging better. I have been reading up on syslog and log facilities and was wondering if what is in auth.log will ...
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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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Conky - Command Output Display Limited to 256 Bytes 'tail -n20 logfile.txt'

I am trying to display the contents of a large log file on the desktop using conky. I would like the 'window' to occupy the upper half of the desktop, and show the 20 most recent lines. I use the ...
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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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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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How to make /bin/ps, called with aux as its argument, write to a file?

Is there a command line argument I can pass to /bin/ps -aux to make it write its output to a file? edit: To resimulate my issue: Open firefox Enable developer preferences (or as shortcut install ...
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UFW - How to make it easier and what are stealth ports can UFW have these? [closed]

Let me show u what I jusat wasted 2 hours doing: To Action From -- ------ ---- 22 REJECT Anywhere 23/tcp ...
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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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On startup, where does the output to dmesg get logged?

On startup, where does the output to dmesg get logged? Doesn't say on the man page: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/man1/dmesg.1.html
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Why shouldn't I use apt-get install --qq without a no-action modifier?

From man apt-get: Note that quiet level 2 implies -y; you should never use -qq without a no-action modifier such as -d, --print-uris or -s as APT may decide to do something you did not expect. ...
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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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Time format operator using logging in python

I need to know the time delta between 2 events. I'm using logging in a script like this: format='%(created)f % (message)s'. This returned me epoch time in seconds BUT in my case time delta ...
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Bazaar checkout logging

Is there any checkout history logging in bazaar or is there a way to turn it on, or monitor checkouts on the server? thanks in advance
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Difference between /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog, and /var/log/kern.log?

For the purposes of kernel logging, why do I have three different, non-inclusive levels of logging amongst /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog, and /var/log/kern.log?
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Why is apache still logging my PHP Notices?

I have edited /etc/php5/acpache2/php.ini and set error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE then restarted apache, yet my /var/log/apache2/error.log is still filling up with PHP Notice: Undefined index: ...
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Create alarm on log system

I want to set an "alarm" on my Ubuntu machine that reports weird stuff happening in my logs. Let's say I want it to save information when a certain event occurs, for example somebody attempted to log ...
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Nothing after logging into account

I tried to install java and few other upgrades, so I found this website: http://itsfoss.com/things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-14-04/ and did basically everything. After reboot screen with the ...
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Location of PolicyKit log output

I'm trying to debug a new PolicyKit rule that looks like this: polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) { polkit.log("action=" + action); polkit.log("subject=" + subject); if (action.id ...
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How do I clear a log file that is currently in use?

I'm trying to clear a log file in use, and all the commands I've tried so far: truncate less tail filename Don't get the job done. Deleting the file and creating a new file with the same name ...
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“libsyslog-ng-3.4.8.so: cannot open shared object file” while starting syslog

I tried to install syslog-ng from source on a new Ubuntu 14.04 install. In anticipation of questioning why I did this, its because there are some changes I want to make to logging systems for ...
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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 do I find the last logged system boot and shutdown times?

I'm a Rails developer working on a web application on Ubuntu Server 10.04. Due to internal requirements, I was asked to find the last 10 system boot and shutdown times... I have no clue where to find ...
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Ubuntu does not login after resizing partitions with GParted

I recently needed to enlarge the windows 7 partition on my laptop and shrinked with GParted the one in which I have Ubunt. The problem is that now, after logging in, my desktop does not activate and I ...
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Problem in Apache Error Log?

I'm new to PHP and UBUNTU, First of all, I'll install the wine windows program loader and download the Macro-media Dreamwear. before a day it working fine but yesterday it had some problem. I'll ...
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Why isn't auditd logging file deletes?

I have auditd installed on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 to track down some unexpected deletes (nice discussion of auditd). This is my rule (tagging deletes with the deletes keyword): -a exit,always -F ...
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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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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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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 ...