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Save the contents of hexchat log file to a txt file whenever it changes

Is there a simple way to save the contents of the log file generated by hexchat to a txt file whenever there is a change detected or at a user definable interval?
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How to customize LogFormat for Apache Virtual Hosts?

I really need some help with this. My server has multiple virtual hosts, each virtual host has its access log, I need to be able to customize the LogFormat for each virtual host exist on server. I ...
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Where is the location of the logfiles of kibana4?

I tried to implement elasticsearch/shield according to http://www.elastic.co/guide/en/shield/current/_shield_with_kibana_4.html and ended up with kibana4 not starting anymore. I would like to check ...
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Can vim be used to view a growing file?

I often use vim's view for viewing files. Is there a way to use it for a growing file so that I can see the progress as it's happening? Something similar to tail -f or less +F I have two use ...
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Running find…exec tar czvf only archives one file…need all files

When attempting to run find . -iname "*.gz" -mtime +7 -exec tar czvf all_gizip_$(date +%Y-%m-%d).tar.gz {} \; I get the list of files ./corosync.log-20140620.gz ./corosync.log-20140618.gz ...
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how can i overwrite existing log file in inno setup

i am new to inno setup. I want logging information, for that I set SetupLogging=yes and I used following code for getting log file . procedure CurStepChanged(CurStep: TSetupStep); var ...
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How to write logfile for nsca daemon

I am using nsca daemon on a server which logs into /var/log/messages I have not found out how to log into a specific file. How to log nsca daemon into a logfile?
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How to output file sizes in human-readable format in an rsync logfile

I know that the -h option outputs file sizes in human-readable format when, for example, displaying the transfer progress with --progress. But is it possible to get this same file size formatting in ...
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Tailing a File over FTP

I am attempting to access large log files on a remote server from my Windows desktop. I only have FTP access to this remote machine, not SSH access. At the moment, I'm using WinSCP to pull the entire ...
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Will cron.daily wait for jobs to finish before starting the next one?

This page http://wiki.ci.uchicago.edu/I2U2/WebalizerConfiguration suggests renaming /etc/cron.daily/logrotate so it comes after /etc/cron.daily/webalizer - webalizer should be done before logrotate ...
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How to Grep up to a certain character or String

I need to extract log data from many terrabytes worth of log files. The thing is, the data I need starts and ends with patterns I can identify, but the code between can be anything between 10 and 100+ ...
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Viewing Windows SCM's .EVM files

I have developed some windows services and noticed that at some point in time, the Windows service manager will stop and resume my service without notifying anything. I know Windows SCM logs are ...
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TeamViewer log files location

I want to access my office computer with TeamViewer, but the ID that I usually use is gone because of a fresh installation. I have SSH access to the office machine, but I don't know where the log ...
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tail -f equivalent for an URL

I want to monitor the log file of my application which however doesn't work locally but on a SaaS platform and is exposed over HTTP and WebDAV. So, an equivalent of tail -f that works for URLs would ...
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How to exit text files/logs when viewing them in Putty

I'm new to putty. Connected to a linux server to view/read some files. So, I opened a text log file that is constantly being updated, so I'm getting new lines every second. Is there a ...
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I want to get a count of unique entries in the Apache error logs on

When viewing Apache's log files there are a lot of error message repeated. I would like to find out which error messages are most frequent and which are unique. I would like a simple script that can ...
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How to know the history of hardware changes made while using Ubuntu?

I am working on Ubuntu OS. Initially my pc configuration was Intel core 2 duo 3.0GH with 320 GB HDD. After some times, my friend changed the motherboard with lower version of configuration without ...
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How can I get Windows to add the date in a .LOG file automatically?

I used to know a trick so that every time I opened a text file in Notepad it would be populated with the current date and time and a pseudo-linebreak (i.e. =============). I thought it was just ...
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How to grab a random section in the middle of a huge file?

I have a huge log file of around 3.5 GB and would like to sample random sections in the middle of say 10 MB for the purpose of debugging what my application is doing. I could use head or tail ...
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Monitoring a file until a string is found

I am using tail -f to monitor a log file that is being actively written to. When a certain string is written to the log file, I want to quit the monitoring, and continue with the rest of my script. ...
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file type not installed on this computer

We are currently experiencing some memory problems on one of our windows 2008 servers, so I want to log the processes and their memory use with perfmon as suggested elsewhere on this website, but when ...
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Where is the Disk Utility log? (Mac OS X)

Apart from what it displays directly, Disk Utility on Mac OS X (10.6, if it matters) keeps a log, visible through Window → Show Log (or ⌘L). This is probably a file on disk, right? Where is this file? ...
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Intelligent “Subtraction” of one text logfile from another

Example: Application generates large text log file A with many different messages. It generates similarly large log file B when does not function correctly. I want to see what messages in file B are ...
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Automatically cycle numerous or large files to the trash

I've been tasked with fixing a vendor's program that, under certain conditions, dumps gigs of junk files into a log directory. It ends up filling users' machines. My task is to figure out how to make ...