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

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Log of installations in XP?

Does XP keep a log of application installations with version numbers of the installations? I would like to know when MSI based installations took place and what versions were installed.
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Logging a list of programs during the day

Just wondering if there is any way of logging a list of programs that have been run during the day (perhaps using WMI)? I'd like to write up a script that can do this. E.g. I want to be able to see ...
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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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find: ‘ls’ terminated by signal 13 error [duplicate]

My Script log=$HOME/Deleted/$(date) find $HOME/OldLogFiles/ -type f -mtime -7 -exec ls -latr {} \; -exec echo was deleted on `date` \; -exec rm -f "{}" \;|paste - - >> $log My goal for the ...
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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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Internet access status, windows 7 event viewer

I have a pc working 24/7 and the internet connection disconnect and reconnect several times in the day, and I would like to know log history of the internet status logged by this pc, is it possible ...
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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. ...
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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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Find log files of Linux Mint after system turned frozen

My system freezes regularly, more than once a day, sometimes right after the start of X. I have not been able to reproduce the error deterministicly. After rebooting, where do I find the old files? ...
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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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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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How to aggregate and sort real-time stout/logs on Mac?

I am developing a rails and scala application that uses MySQL, Redis, MongoDB and memcached on OSX. It is rather annoying to always have 6 terminals open and go through the logs there, so I was ...
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Log newly created files

I would like to make a log of all newly created files and/or folders under a particular directory. I'm trying to monitor what files are being moved to and copied from a directory on OSX Mountain Lion ...
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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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Exclude Specific User From '/var/log/auth.log'

I am currently setting up a VPS and was wondering if there is any way at all for me to exclude a specific user from being logged to /var/log/auth.log? Doing the same for lastlog and every other log ...
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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 ...
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Linux network audit

I have a server with Linux Red-hat Enterprise Edition 5.4 installed. and a client/server application that permits connection at the port 6000, but it doesn't offer connections log. I want to know ...
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How to disable error logs for users' home directories in Apache?

I cannot figure out how to disable error logging for Apache. I've found a few manuals for access logs and they work perfect. Is it possible to disable error logging for some directories? I ...
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How do I configure rsyslog to write to /var/log/{hostname of sender} when receiving remote logs?

My ADSL modem supports remote logging via syslog. I have set up my server, running rsyslog, to accept the log messages from the modem and they are being show in /var/log/syslog along with the messages ...
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USB File Transfer Log

I think I have just lost a USB stick. Is there a way to view all the file transfers made from a PC to the external drive, so I can double check everything that was on the drive? Very unlikely, but ...
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What does this router-log file mean?

I was just checking the router's logs to see what kind of information is stored, and I find this file: "May 14 21:13:36 ","PING-FLOODING flooding attack from WAN (ip:89.170.246.114) detected." "May ...
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Excel sorting Server Access logs using dd/month/yyyy

I am collating my server access logs to get a cumulative count of HTTP requests made to the server over a period of a few months. Access is logged as a date time stamp like so: ...
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How sync files with s3cmd to Amazon S3, check if sent and remove locally?

I'm trying to use Amazon S3 service to store logs from my applications. Given /user/bin/s3cmd --help tells me what I need to know how send the files: s3cmd --help usage: s3cmd [options] COMMAND ...
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powershell create zip from log files

How can I move log files to zip archives with System.IO.Compression.FileSystem in PowerShell? I have more folders with log files per application: app1logfolder |-app1_20130507.log ...
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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 Do I Suppress SQL Server “Informational” Messages?

I've just installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express for local development, and it's flooding the Application Event Log with a seemingly endless barrage of trivia and drivel ("SQL Server is now ready for ...
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How do I setup syslog.conf configuration to log into a custom log file?

I am using syslog in my application, I have created a rule in syslog.conf file to log data from my application in to specific file. This is working correctly, but it is also writing to the standard ...
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Windows Server 2008 defrag log?

Is there a log file for Windows (Storage) Server 2008 built in defragmenter? I can not find a log file, event ID, or anything that gives a reference to the status of the defragmenter. From the ...
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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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Difference in Logs

Is there a utility that will show you a difference in a directory of log files at one point of time and at the current moment? Current a method in debugging applications is to remove all of the logs ...
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Dead mouse and keyboard: Request for brainstorming

I'm experiencing some issues with mouse and keyboard. I'm working as usual with the computer (Win7) but once in a while (three times a day) the computer stops responding to any command through mouse ...
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How can I track and log CPU and memory usage on a Mac?

I know I can use Activity Monitor (as well as a slew of 3rd party applications) to monitor the usage of RAM and CPU on my Mac. However, I want to capture a log over an amount of time so that I can ...
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aoss is preventing file logging - logging argument commands

I am using an application which requires aoss. The results are required to be appended to a file. When I write these commands, the file is always empty: aoss multimon -a DTMF | tee test.txt aoss ...
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Ubuntu Deleted /var/logs

Is there a way to restore /var/log ? I don't really care about past logs I at least need the dir structure so programs can write to their logs. For example I went to start apache and it failed ...
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Logging everything a program does

I am creating a virtual machine that is equipped to test fishy .exe files. Is there such a program that allows you to see exactly what files a .exe is creating or things such as processes it is ...
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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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Why has my Google Ping different Averages?

I Pinged Google for a Week, with 10 Pings per Second, and I found out that my Ping has 3 or more "Bands": Here's a screenshot (The Interupt was a short stop in Pinging, and the Spikes my own usage, ...
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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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I have a CentOS Based server. Each domain has its own entry in vhosts. How can I find out what domains are using up bandwidth?

I have a CentOS Based server. Each domain has its own entry in vhosts. Everything is logged in /var/log/httpd/access_log. How can I find out what domains are using up bandwidth? It is running ...
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Create a logging program

I want to create a program that logs all the processes started by the user and confirms after they are started. I don't want to log all the syscalls and other daemon processes. I have initially ...
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How to define when machine was connected to WiFi in Windows logs?

I'm looking for a ways to define time when WiFi connection was established/enabled/disabled on Windows 7 machine through logs. The reason I'm looking for it is that I have laptops in LAN which ...
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Logging network traffic using Raspberry Pi

I have just bought my own Raspberry Pi, and I want to log all networking traffic on an Ethernet cable by using the internal network card and an USB network card I have tried by using brctl addbr ...
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How to find the log files of an application in Windows 7

What are the common places to find log files of an application in Windows 7? I know a common place is "C:\Users\MY_USER_NAME\AppData\Local", but there are many folders with encrypted names like ...
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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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Determining the cause of a Windows Service state change

How can the process/service that started or stopped a service be determined? For example, I am finding that recently, the Computer Browser, Server, and Workstation services (as well as the ...
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VMware ESX/i syslog content

I am working on an expansion of our monitoring footprint, and we are currently looking at including data from our visualized environment. As our monitoring license is based on logged volumes, and we ...
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Rockmelt Browser not logging in

I have IE, Chrome, and Rockmelt on my pc. I use Rockmelt consistently. Up until today, I had no problems at all. Today morning, my rockmelt was logged out (which is unusual because it is always logged ...
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hourly download with wget

i would like to download a file from dropbox every hour and log it for testing. whats the best way to this? im new to wget and so far iv manage to download the file. here is what i have so far: ...