The act of recording actions, requests, and other meaningful data in a computer. Often used for troubleshooting kernels, servers, etc.

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How can I log all process launches in Linux

I would like to get a log of all processes that are launched with the time that they were launched and the arguments they were launched with. Is this possible in Linux?
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Logging individual application network usage in Windows 7 [closed]

There are many answers here detailing programs that will monitor and log internet usage for a pc, but I need that usage to be logged and broken down, detailing which applications consumed that data. ...
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Log viewer on Windows [closed]

I'm a developer, and I generate big log files. I've tried several log viewer applications (free or not), so far mtail I like the most. But, it lacks features. I would like from my log viewer to: ...
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How to log processes throughout workday?

Basically, I want to track which processes are running and their cpu % throughout the day to pinpoint random freezing and slowness. I would like to go in to a text file and see a log of the previous ...
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Why is CBS.log file size 20 GB

Two days ago I had a full C: drive, after which I deleted 8 GB of data. The next day the hard drive was full again, so I continued with deleting another 5 GB, and once again the next day the disk was ...
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How do I log file system read/writes by filename in Linux?

I'm looking for a simple method that will log file system operations. It should display the name of the file being accessed or modified. I'm familiar with powertop, and it appears this works to an ...
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Find all past desktop IP addresses

Is there a way to find some type of log file that saves all IP address that were assigned to a desktop? I changed an static IP of a desktop (switched it to DHCP) of mine and i can not recall what the ...
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Can I log file operations (create/modify/delete) in Windows?

Is there any logging mechanism in Windows XP to know whether a user has done a specific file operation (create/modify/delete)?
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Is there an exhaustive list of what Windows logs or can log?

I know that there is the event log, but that's not where it stops. There are logs for MSI executables, device logs, setup and installation, performance logs, and so on. It's probably quite a long list;...
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Monitor hard drive changes to files

Several months ago I saw someone using an application that showed him files on the computer being modified in real time. Basically there was an application that wasn't working correctly, so he ...
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How to find out WHEN a usb disk was removed?

I have got an external disk probably stolen from my computer at work. Is there any way to see in some system logs at what time this device was removed / unmounted? My operating system is Windows 7 (...
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How can I monitor and report file copy activities in Windows XP?

I have some developer machines that part-time developers come and work on. I want to monitor and report if they copy any files to external media or attach files to their email accounts (and so on). ...
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Where are Windows 7 wireless connection event logs?

I'm trying to diagnose and test some a Windows 7 domain-auth-over-wireless-network. I'd like to see what network the computer is connecting to, what auth it is using, and what DHCP data it receives ...
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Reasons for the blue screen of death in Windows 7 logs

Lately I see a blue screen of death a lot and want to know why it appears. Where should I gather the information so the problem can be diagnosed best? Couldn't find anything in C:\Windows\Logs.
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How to see who is using my WiFi

I have a WiFi router at home and would like to know if there is any way to know who is connected to my WiFi network and using it. My WiFi network is password protected but still there could be a ...
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Writing “tail -f” output to another file

As a continuation from my last post where I have used grep & tail -f to find occurences of "rare" events. I would like to record this in another file. I've tried turning tail -f log.txt | ...
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Personal keylogger [closed]

I know keyloggers are a quite grey area. Why do I need a keylogger? vBulitan has an annoying feature. If you keep a session open for many hours and afterwards want to post in a thread without loading ...
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Is there a Windows 7 uninstall log that shows who uninstalled what?

Is it possible to know who uninstalled a specific application from Windows 7 event logs?
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Does Power-Management Affect a Hard-Drive’s SMART Statistics?

Among the various fields in a hard-drive’s SMART statistics, a few are flagged as “life-critical”, that is, those values determine the primary health of the drive and how long it may have left before ...
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Does Windows log programs that have been run/called?

In Windows, is there a log that records what programs were run/called? While browsing the internet, viewing a static page with no ads, mouse clicks, keypresses, or miscellaneous plugins/addons/...
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Am I secure from network monitoring software if HTTPS is used?

I will be logging into my bank account and my personal email accounts at work. Its not banned at work, but I just don't want them to save/log a copy of whatever I do with these services. Especially my ...
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Is there any way to see what my CPU is doing at the “assembly level”?

I was looking at how Assembly Language works, because I want to learn how the complex and fancy things my computer does actually happen at the CPU register/hardware levels. Is there any way to see ...
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OpenWrt logging: how to find out “wifi deauthentication”

If someone starts to use the wifi, i can see that with logread: Jan 23 21:04:47 router daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX IEEE 802.11: authenticated But how can i see, that he/she's ...
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access windows log files from linux

I'm trying to remotely access windows log files from linux. So far I've found two different approaches. Install syslog server on windows machine and let windows send log files to linux, read those ...
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Web log files analyzer

I already use Google Analytics on my page, but I'd like to get additional info from log files. I've looked at various packages during last days, but nothing impressed me so far. Some requirements: ...
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How to find out total running time of system and hard disk?

I have a sony laptop with windows 7. I bought it four years ago and i have used it with vista, ubuntu and leopard also. How to find out the total on time of the system since i bought it? Any way to ...
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Show historic hardware changes in windows 7

Brief question: In Windows 7, Is there a log where I can see the ram memory of the system at different dates? Explanation: A friend of mine have detected some missing hardware (ram sticks) on some ...
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User activity monitoring open source software

I was wondering if there is open source project similar to this commercial product SpectorPro. I have been using it for some time now and I love how I can view all my activity as I would history in ...
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windows 7 randomly shuts down. where do I find related log? so that i can identify the error

during the normal use, windows 7 shuts down. sometimes it happened when I start google chrome and few times during system update. after it shuts down, I turn it back on and I get to the screen, ...
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Logging when someone connects or removes a USB device to/from a Windows machine

I am currently trying to find a way to log all of the connections and disconnections of USB devices from all of the Windows machines on our network. This information needs to automatically be logged ...
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Clean logging with BASH

I have a script that deletes files 7 days or older and then logs them to a folder. It logs and deletes everything correctly but when I open up the log file for viewing, its very sloppy. log=$HOME/...
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How many times - on a specified date - a DVD recorder was used?

I'm looking for a way to get to know how many times - on a specified date - a DVD recorder was used (DVD(s) burning). I'm running Windows Vista. The program used to burn DVD(s) doesn't create any ...
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Script won't loop through files like planned

I got this script that loops through log files, but I changed something and it doesn't work: #!/bin/sh n= while true do fname="trace$n.log" [ -f "$fname" ] || break n=$(($n+1)) done ...
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Viewing the full Skype chat history

I have Skype 2.8 on Mac OS X 10.5.8. Under the the chat menu is an option called "Recent Chats". This allows me to see logs of recent chats, but not of older ones. I know the older ones are ...
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How do I log startup and shut-down times in Windows 7?

I'd like to log the times when my computer starts up and shuts down. I don't need any diagnostic info or anything, just a simple note of the date and time, e.g. something like: 2011/04/29 08:17:34 AM ...
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What folder are installation logs in?

If an installer stores a log of the installation process, where would I find that log? If there is an installer that does not log the installation process, how can I make it do so?
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How can I use Event Viewer to confirm login times filtered by User?

I'm required to log my start and finish times at work. Occasionally I forget to do this and had a bright idea that checking the Security events log would allow me to retrospectively ascertain my times....
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logging RAM memory high-water mark of a Linux process

I would like to log the RAM memory high-water mark of a Linux process (kernel 3.2.0-36) by the time the process finishes. I am calling the process inside a Perl script. Something like: my $cmd = "...
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Text / log editor with auto-refresh support [closed]

I'm looking for a text editor / log manager of some kind that will automatically refresh a file's contents when it changes. I have a single target log file (e.g. current.log) that is overwritten ...
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Log Web Traffic on OpenWRT

Is it possible to to log web requests on OpenWRT? I'm pretty sure I could do it on DD-WRT. What I would like to to see the urls. Would I have to set up a proxy to do that, or does OpenWRT have that ...
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Network Traffic Log

Background - On my "home" network I have a Linksys WTR45GL router providing my internet access as well as a wireless AP. Connected I have * 2 Windows PCs (wired) * At least one laptop (Wired) * Some ...
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Rsyslog outputting to custom log file

Can anyone tell me what I did wrong here? Here is the ultimate question: Why when I use the logger command can I not get it to output to a custom log file in /var/log? In my script: logger -i -t ...
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Tips for using vim as a log viewer

As a log viewer, which of vim's features are convenient? less -F is quite good. But I believe vim could be better if we knew its hidden features. * or # v//d g//d etc.. PS. I don't use ...
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Logging lock-screen events

Problem See the exact date & time a user locks and unlocks his work station - running Fedora 18. Question Is there any way to log an event of a user entering and exiting "lock-screen" on fedora ...
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Windows XP: is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in the system event log?

Is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in Windows XP? I mean logging these events in the system event log. For example I can hack a jscript like this // this is log_startup.js var shell = ...
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Mac OS Internet traffic log

Does anyone know a free tool that monitors my internet traffic and logs it in a day-by-day overview? I'm currently using iStat menus but the download meter resets itself after each reboot plus it ...
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Windows 7 tool to capture keyboard scan codes [closed]

To test a theory for another question I have open, I need a tool that will capture, and display all the scancodes being received by Windows. I need to see if Windows is receiving some kind of signal ...
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Writing a CPU/RAM usage log over a period of time to file on CentOS

I'm looking for an application or line of code that would let me observe a process, save the info in a number of variables, then put the gathered info on a file. I've been trying with variations of ...
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How do I debug “X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication”

I have a problem with X forwarding through SSH. I've battled for ages, but no-one can seem to help. I'm now taking a different tact. I would like to know how I would debug the errors? What logs ...
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Pipe kernel messages to another process as they occur

I have an OLED screen on my laptop that I have configured to show status information. The current driver I have installed in Linux for it is able to display messages by sending them to a script as an ...