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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Recording user activity if they have “sudo bash” access

I would like to monitor all the commands when a user calls sudo bash, including the rest of the commands.
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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 ...
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Linux log files - why did my server go down?

When I got home, my server was hung in the BIOS boot process - the system had restarted for some reason. The last log entry in /var/log/messages relates a DHCP renewal request - there's nothing ...
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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 log tail viewer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Log viewer on Windows Does anyone know a good log tail viewer for Windows?
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Enabling login logging in Ubuntu 9.10

On a Ubuntu 9.10 system: $ uname -a Linux ionut-laptop 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux the files /var/log/wtmp and /var/log/btmp are empty: $ ls -la ...
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How to log my Remote Desktop / Terminal Services activity on Windows XP

I am working remotely (Windows 7), and connecting to my Windows XP machine at the office via Remote Desktop via Citrix. Is there a simple way to log my activity other than just the logon and logoff? ...
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Can I see who checkouted or updated from a SVN repository?

is there a way to see a log where all updates and checkouts from a SVN repo are stored? I need to know which users are updating or checkouting the contents.
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How to make a bash write to trace.log, trace1.log, etc.?

I am making a script and would like to write it to another file if that one exists? traceroute google.com > trace.log Any help would be appreciated. Also, i am a newbie, so an example would be ...
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Colourized command for grep output

Hey forum! I have recently begun working with Debian and do so in a purely command-line environment. I connect from a windows desktop through puTTY using asymmetric encryption rather than passwords. ...
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logrotate unable to rotate logs, getting “No such file error”

logrotate is unable to rotate my logs. I have checked the file permissions, they are fine. I have even tried by putting "su root root" in the configuration file, still I am facing the same issue. ...
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How can I log all my command-line activity?

I just had a Heisenbug that completely disappeared on me. I'm convinced that something funny must have happened when I compiled my program several days or a week ago. But sadly, my Windows (MINGW) ...
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Yahoo messenger IM logs

I would just like to ask, does yahoo messenger saves im logs to my computer locally? If so, where can I find it? Or it is saved online to yahoo servers and nothing is saved locally? Thanks
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MSComCtl2.DTPicker of control … was not a loaded control class

I am attempting to load a project from Visual Source Safe onto my Windows 7 32-bit machine in Visual Studio 6.0. Everything is successful except for an error that occurs in finding this "MSComCtl2 ...
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What are the risks for logging across databases via a trigger?

I've searched for this online and had mixed or unclear responses. On SQL Server 2005, we currently log certain table changes via triggers using the inserted/deleted tables. Currently, our log ...
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Are too many logfiles in the apachelog slowing down the server?

At my webserver, I have separate logfiles for all my over 250 domains. Is this showing the server down? Would it be faster to have only one logfile that contains all access-logs?
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How quickly is the log file growing?

I use `tail -f logfile' to view the log in real time. I also need to know how many lines are appended to the logfile per second. Is there a command to do this?
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How can I see a log of printed files?

In my office, we have a great laser printer/hole puncher/stapler/duplexer that I use for 99% of my printing. Unfortunately, it is at the other side of the building. While the exercise is obviously ...
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Had almost 300 GB worth of files with random names on my computer, and now they are gone. Any idea what they were and where they went?

A couple of days ago I noticed I had a folder on my computer with more than 15 files in it. All the files were the exact same size (215 MB). They all had different names (just a bunch of random ...
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Windows 7 Find Who Accesses a Shared Folder

could anyone help me in finding the access logs to a shared folder in Windows 7. I would like to get information like the user name, time, IP, etc. I have already looked into the Event Viewer to ...
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Is there a software that allows RS232 sniffing and TCP/UDP listening [closed]

I am looking for a software that would fulfill the following requirements: Able to "sniff" communication over RS232 (like PortMon and Advanced Serial Data Logger) Able to listen to a given ...
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How do I monitor what my kids do on the computer? [closed]

My computer is used by my kids, who are 10 and 15 years old. I want to monitor that what they do in my absence. I want to see when they turned the computer on or off; which websites they opened; whom ...
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Is it possible to log the commands executed on AIX to syslog?

As above, is there a syslog facility to capture users' activities in AIX? Or can this be done only through shell configurations (i.e. command history)?
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How is “% committed bytes in use” in Perfmon calculated?

I'm trying to track down a memory leak on a Windows 7 Embedded Panel PC. Using Perfmon I can see that the "% committed bytes in use" grows steadily at a rate of 0.77% per hour when the app in ...
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How to log telnet traffic reliably?

We have a pbx system that we can telnet into over the LAN. We want to just dump the log of messages (calls) to a file. We use Hyperterminal which can capture the txt to a file, but I need to do this ...
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Where is the boot-time diskchk log in windows 7?

When Windows 7 does a disk check on boot time, where is the log afterwards? In the old times (XP) there was a log in the root directory, and even a special directory where the lost clusters were ...
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“Punch card” application

Our main-con manager is looking for a "punch card" type of attendance-logging application. We need to take attendance every day, and the most "automatic" method is simply to track when people unlock ...
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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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Lenovo ThinkPad: What does the PWMDBSVC.exe service do? It's writing a C:\Log.txt file

I found a file that keeps popping up in my C:\ drive root, Log.txt ... after installing Process Monitor and seeing what process was writing to it, I came across PWMDBSVC.exe, which appears to be part ...
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Monitoring CPU Usage Over the Course of a Day?

Are there any apps I an install on client machines that will generate a report for me what app used what % of the CPU. We have some machines that are running, at times, VERY slowly. The machine will ...
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Xserve G5 mysteriously powering down - why?

We have an old Xserve dual G5 running Leopard client OS (don't ask). Recently - after a few weeks of happy serving - it has started to shutdown overnight. The "Energy Saver" settings have been set to ...
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Are there any simple windows utilities to monitor a text file and capture contents if a “trigger expression” is seen? [closed]

One of our customers (and not an especially computer literate one) is experiencing a problem that we are unable to reproduce. We have a Windows application with verbose log files available (using ...
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Programs Unresponsive at about the same time Everyday

I have been dealing with this issue for a while now and it always happens in late afternoon time. I can't nail down a specific time but in the 3-5pm (today happened at 4:40) range. I am using Windows ...
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Windows 7 Event Log for Desktop Background Change

We had an issue with our company where someone changed the desktop background on a shared machine to something inappropriate. We're trying to find out if Windows performs logging of when the desktop ...
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Figuring out which files where skipped during drag & drop

I just did a drag & drop on a windows system to move a large number of files. During this move there were a few errors involving corrupt files and other issues. Since I was doing this overnight I ...
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Is there a way to automatically get track of installed packages and dependencies?

There are packages I installed using 'apt-get install', that installed also all its dependencies. If I want to remove it after some time, I would remove its dependencies as well. Now I do not trust ...