A log is a record of events during a particular time range. Questions about interpreting logs on Ubuntu or controlling logging.

Logs on an Ubuntu system include:

  • Logs from the Linux kernel and system services like , stored in /var/log. These can also be accessed using the command. See .
  • Server logs, automatically created and maintained by a computer of activity performed by it. These can include or access logs. For questions about monitoring these logs, especially on servers, see or .

This tag is for questions about how to interpret the logs on an Ubuntu system, or controlling what and how should take place. (See also .)

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