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

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Accidentally deleted windows event logs, what is file extension?

Hey I accidentally deleted windows logs I needed but I havent wrote anything to the disk and I have a third party file restore program so I was wondering if anyboddy knew the file extension of windows ...
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How do I disable ALL error messages via php.ini?

Despite the following settings below, I often see the path to the file producing the error. How do I turn off ALL errors no matter what? error_reporting = E_ALL display_errors = off log_errors = off
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Can't turn on MySQL general query log

I'm trying to figure out how to turn on/off the MySQL 5.1.48 general query log, without restarting the server (not an option in production right now). In my test environment, it's not working. ...
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How can I do boot logging on Windows XP?

Where can I find a step-by-step boot log of my Windows XP machine? I'm looking for something akin to the boot log you would get in Linux (with what is running at what times, how long it is running, ...
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Log entry about “DoS Attack” on my router

I was looking in the log on my router Netgear WNR-2000 today and found this log entry: [DoS Attack: ACK Scan] from source: 78.72.133.126, port 27014, Friday, November 19,2010 10:49:04 What does ...
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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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How do I pipe Java exceptions into a text file along with normal output?

When I use batchfile.bat >> logfile.txt command in the Windows commandline, it correctly outputs the normal output into the text file, but the Java exceptions get output to the console. Can I make it ...
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Configure a UNIX server to send its logs to a remote syslog server?

Is it possible? If so, how is it done exactly? The syslog.conf file doesn't help too much.
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How to monitor programs and services on Windows startup?

I am looking for a way to have a kind of a simple --verbose log of all programs and services activities on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc.) startup. Ideally it would show the name (and path), the ...
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What is the equivalent of dmesg on WinXP and later?

The output from dmesg is often useful for determining which hardware is detected on a given system but it is also very useful for looking at hardware errors such as when wifi interface won't work or ...
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Is it possible to find out which software/parameters are opened pressing some hotkey?

I have some hotkey that I press when I do some actions (to open Software, and so on). Is it possible to monitor these actions? Just to see which file and parameters are called pressing this key...
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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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auth.log is empty (Ubuntu)

The /var/log/auth.log file in my Ubuntu 9.04 is empty. syslogd is running and /etc/syslog.conf content is as follows. Any help? Thanks. # /etc/syslog.conf Configuration file for syslogd. # # ...
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How can I see the evolution of the CPU temperatures in the SpeedFan log file? [closed]

I run SpeedFan in Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) and found some log files in C:\Program Files\SpeedFan named SFLog20110717-0001.csv through SFLog20110717-0009.csv. I opened them, hoping to see a log ...
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Log and debug/decrypt a windows application's HTTPS traffic

I've got a proprietary windows-only application that uses HTTPS to speak with a (also proprietary, undocumented) web service. To ultimately be able to use the web service's functionality on my linux ...
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Log bandwidth usage locally

Is there a way to log bandwidth usage for Windows (XP) computers? If possible, it should log this while remaining hidden.
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hidden file consuming disk space

The following file is consuming a lot of disk space. Can I remove this file? /opt/wlt-tomcat/logs/.catalina.out.swp What this file is used for?
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Log URLs that Flash calls?

I want to log any URLs that are being called from Flash on my Mac. Any suggestions on tools that I could use? A nice TCP logger would work.
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How to measure a CPU overheating process when in Idle Mode?

Every time my PC is idle for an hour, I return to find the fan at maximum speed and the CPU at 51-52 degrees. It's Windows 7 on an 8150 octocore from AMD. The task manager shows that two of the cores ...
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Is it safe to remove “.journal” files in CentOS?

First of all I’m a Linux noob, I just know the basics. I have a VPS running a TeamSpeak 3 server, but I’m slowly running out of space as you can see here: The TeamSpeak 3 server itself doesn’t ...
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how to get Windows event logs in English though the default language is Spanish?

I want to analyze the windows event logs that is been getting generated from windows machines. The default language for windows is Spanish so it is generating the logs in Spanish but the tool which i'...
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log execution of certain commands on linux

I have to maintain a system (debian) on which several users are allowed to install programs - so I would like to log, for example, if anyone executes "apt-get install" or "apt-get purge", so I can ...
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Cannot delete audit logs with sudo

I am using auditctl to log all commands run on my Ubuntu system and I working on a script that parses the log into a more readable format. Since these logs tend to become very large, I want to ...
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What's the most reliable way to log statup/shutdown times on a Vista PC?

A similar question titled How do I log startup and shut-down times in Windows 7? mentioned that PC startup and shutdown times can be recorded in the event viewer. Events logged in the viewer are ...
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Determine when Linux lost power

I returned from a trip and noticed that my apartment had lost power. I am currently running a small Linux server (Ubuntu 8.04) and had to boot it back up. Is there a way to read some log and see ...
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Windows 7 Logon Failure Events Nonexistent?

I have a relatively new Windows 7 Professional 64-bit installation with all patches applied. I'm trying to test logon failure events to see what they look like and how they will look in our log ...
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Is there a way to log all the resources used by an application?

I'd like to find out what the bottleneck is for various applications/games. So to do that it would be nice if there was some application that would record all the resources used by another application,...
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Is there a KDE equivalent to Zeitgeist's activity logging?

My Googling so far has revealed that people have talked about Nepomuk supporting this kind of thing, in the abstract or in future - but so far I've been unable to find out how to use it as a user.
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How can I find / record the IP of a machine I SSH'd in from on, from the remote machine?

Is there a way I can log my logins on the remote machine when I SSH in to said remote machine? Though I'd only occasionally have a use for this, there are times when it'd be pretty handy (e.g. scp'ing ...
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Does Windows XP write crash logs for applications?

Does Windows XP write crash logs for applications like Mac OS does? Where can I find those logs?
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Name of log file where boot process is logged

I'm using CentOS 5.3. After booting up, where can I find the log file that contains if all services where successfully loaded or not? For example when computer boots you get a list of start services ...
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Logging communication between two VMs

I'm trying to set up "malware lab" described in this paper. So far, I've set up Windows guest system, adding one Host-only Network adapter, and setting this (sorry if the names aren't exactely correct,...
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A good log file analyzer for windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Log viewer on Windows Is there a text-editor for windows that can open for me first n lines of a large file? It would be nice if it could also open a set of lines from the ...
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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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Why does this strange symbol appear on each line in my Linux boot log?

[154G Each line of my boot.log file in Ubuntu has an escape symbol that is two zeros on a top row and 1b on a bottom row surrounded by a one line frame, then the text 154G then the expected [ ok ] ...
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Does OS X log my IP address?

I need to know which IP address I was using two days ago. Is there any log file in OS X that contains this information? Update: And Chrome for Mac could store this information somewhere?
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Log an entire batch file output

I'm using a command line script to adjust multiple settings on a computer. However, I would like to have the entire output to also be logged into a .txt or .log file. When I use my basic knowledge of ...
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USB device removal log on OS X

We recently had an USB software dongle stolen from our studio containing very expensive software. If we can work out what date/time it was taken over the last 3 weeks, we can probably identify who did ...
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How to log bash command with its output?

I want the actual command line be logged together with its output. I routinely execute important commands like this: PERL5LIB=${PERL5LIB}:/something/extra my-command.pl many arguments which I want ...
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Shared folders and permissions (windows 7)

I am creating a few files for particular users and groups with limited permissions, basically read and execute. So, its works just fine. The problem is that when a user is trying to delete a file ...
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How to make `script` command loaded automatically on terminal login

script command allows to log gently everything that was put to console during session (like history but also displays results of commands). Everything is logged to file typescript.xxx Now I want to ...
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Mac Console - Coloring Specific Log Messages

I often use the Mac Console to monitor my web server logs. These logs are quite verbose, and it becomes difficult to scroll through them to monitor for errors. Each message in the log has a format ...
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Excel method to find the values closest to a given period

I have some data measured at non uniform time intervals, for example: Time(s) Value(KB) 2.1 304 43.0 400 60.2 380 87.0 440 89.5 445 102.2 460 ...
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Software to track CPU by process in Windows 7

I need to track CPU by process in Windows 7 and log results in a file. How could I do this please?
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Efficient environment for viewing logs [closed]

Currently I am using tail -f for viewing logs. Is there any more efficient/readable/better way of viewing logs?
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Missing access log for virtual host on Plesk

For some reason i don't understand, after creating a new virtual host / domain in Plesk a few months back, i cannot seem to find the access log. I noticed this when running /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/...
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LogRotate use regex for filename

I have a custom logging class that creates a log for each instance of the process and adds a unique id to the log file name, example: process.1234.log process.1235.log Also I can add a date/time ...
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Logrotate olddir with date

it's possible to configure logrotate to create an olddir per day? I'd like to get the same bash result, like this: user@blade1022m:~$ date "+%y%m%d" 120208 In /etc/logrotate.conf (pseudo-code): /...
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IO redirection with mkpipe for logging purposes

I have a bunch of scripts that send output to stdout. I am redirecting the output to files, but these files get large very very quickly. For example: ./script_with_lots_of_outpu.sh 2>&1 mylog....
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OS X Time Machine log

How can I find out what really being or was backed up by my Time Machine/Capsule? Is there a log somewhere or perhaps I can throw --verbose somewhere to make sure it gets logged now? I see a 700mb ...