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

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Powerline Networking messages

I happened to fire up Console.app today and found lots of these messages in the log: 13/12/2011 22:54:09.291 de.devolo.networkservice: [pktifc] write: Device not configured They are being ...
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Is it possible to log every system/application pop-up window and see it later in Windows XP and later?

Few minutes ago while browsing internet with Firefox 8.0.1 for Windows XP (Professional 32bit) i saw that some pop up probably with system or Firefox information blinked (appeared and disappeared ...
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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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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 ...
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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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logrotate w/apache2 log files

I have apache setup to generate new log files everyday: CustomLog "|/usr/sbin/rotatelogs -f /var/log/apache2/access.log.%Y-%m-%d-%H_%M 86400" combined Then I'm trying to use logrotate to zip these ...
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Software for logging all user's actions on Windows 7 machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: User activity monitoring open source software I currently have a windows 7 machine, with one password protected administrator account, and one simple user account. Is ...
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Why does my router log crazy amounts of blocked traffic on port 1701?

I have a 2701HGV-B 2Wire modem and router (AT&T). The log is basically full with entries similar to the following with a time between a fifth and a third of a second between entries: ...
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In Linux can I direct all traffic from a specific ip address or mac address to file

In Linux can I direct all traffic from a specific ip address or mac address to file. I am look of a way to take all traffic from a specific ip address or mac address and put it into a file. Does ...
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My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs on reboot but not shutdown. How do I diagnose this?

My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs reliably while shutting down for a reboot, but when I shutdown, it will complete successfully. How do I diagnose this? I don't know what log files I ...
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How to monitor input and output HTTP requests on Linux?

When I invoke an URL I get in an infinite loop due to "301 Move Permanently" HTTP Response Code. I'd like know the output and input requests that the machine is sending/receiving. Is there any way ...
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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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get public IP from a network that I was connected to earlier

1 hour ago I was connected to my office WiFi network with my Macbook. Now I'm at home and need the public IP address from that office network because the dyndns update failed and I need to remote ...
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Find all Skype conversations in containing a username and a given text?

I cannot find Skype conversation history search feature via Skype itself. This is inconvinient for me when I since I often chat with one customer in serval groups and cannot remember important ...
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Du Meter Log file

Where can I find the Du Meter Log file? I tried searching C:\ProgramData\Hagel Technologies\DU Meter but the folder is empty. I also tried C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming and Local and LocalLow but ...
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Is there an application that allows me to track changes to the operating system when installing software?

For example I need to know the files created by the installation, the registry key entries, system changes, etc. It would be ideal if I could revert the installation. The solution should not be ...
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Host computer freezes on kernel loading message. How do I find out why?

My computer freezes on the kernel loading message pretty much everytime the computer has been left off for too long (not sure how long, because its not 100% reproductible.) reseting will mostly go ...
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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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Why is my “catalina.out” 500MB big?

I noticed that my catalina.out in /var/log/tomcat is this big... why? How do I avoid this?
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dmesg.log on Mac OS X

Mac OS X does not seem to dump the exact output of dmesg to a file. I need to log the dump of dmesg to the disk. kernel.log and system.log do not contain the required information. Only output of ...
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Apache log file x-forwarded-for CSV manipulation

I'm logging x-forwarded-for with the %{X-FORWARDED-FOR}i formatter. However, there are times when the X-Forwarded-For header is getting CSV'd (based on a client's setup): X-Forwarded-For: ...
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Logging filesystems: Can someone explain how an “undo log” is supposed to work as opposed to a “redo log”?

I know how redo logs and their commits are supposed to work, but I was wondering if anyone knew how the undo log itself works as well... is it supposed to be a faster way to do logging as opposed to ...
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Redirected: Is there a way to “grab” urls I'm being redirected through?

Let's say I'm visiting yourwebsite.com which redirects to somethingelse.com which redirects to somethingdifferent.com before taking me to finalpage.com. All of this happens in an instant, so quickly ...
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Making log message priority show up in syslog

I'm using Red Hat 6.0 on a testing server. My code contains syslog(pri,"(%u)%s",(unsigned int)getTid(),buf); The log message in syslog looks like (18597)DES=Recved confirmation of successful ...
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Linux: How to monitor incoming pings

Can I somehow monitor incoming pings on a Linux machine? netcat doesn't seem to support that.
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How to check Ubuntu crash log in last session?

My headless Ubuntu (11.10) crashed. When I plug in keyboard and monitor, I see an non-interactive cursor (no blink) on a black screen. SSh, telnet don't work from other machines. Ping works. I have ...
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What to do with 6.7GB of logs from a http proxy used by someone to initiate attacks?

Background: I had experimented with nginx's proxy caching mechanisms one night to see if I could speed up a very slow website for a friend of mine -- this experiment went on late into the night, ...
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How can I log which sites an iPhone app uses?

Is there a Proxy server app for mac that allows me to setup a local proxy server so I can log/track which sites an iPhone app visits? Thank you in advance!
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Is there a software that allows RS232 sniffing and TCP/UDP listening

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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Where is the log file generated by a verbose start-up in OS X Lion?

After starting up my machine in verbose mode (cmd + v at start-up) I want to view the generated log messages, to debug an error I'm receiving (the error). The error is only displayed on the screen ...
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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 ...
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Does Win7 software exist that logs the name of windows with focus

I'd like to buy a Windows 7 program that locally logs the name of all windows that get focus, along with the duration of focus. www.realtime-spy.com appears to do the job (and more), but it stores ...
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Intermittent Processor Lock / System Hang

I have an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server that we use as a web server. It's a standard LAMP stack and our site is set up in Drupal. This seems to work without a problem for weeks on end. Then, out of ...
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Is network sharing information logged anywhere in windows?

My question is for Windows XP as well as Windows 7. When I share a folder on a network by right clicking a folder>Properties>Sharing(tab)>Share this folder on the network does Windows log the ...
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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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email myself startup screen messages log

I currently have a NAS (Ubuntu 10.04) on my network without an access to a monitor due to a lack of a graphics card. I noticed that every time I restart the NAS, it's been taking longer to fully ...
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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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Linux application to tail multiple log files (like OS X Console.app)

I'm constantly tailing log files. At any given time I've got half a dozen terminal windows open that are simply running tail -f . In OS X, the Console app is brilliant. All the usual log files are ...
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What Windows log should I use to monitor service uptime?

I need to write a script that takes data about reliability of Windows services (default and custom) and forwards them to a central server for processing. My problem is that I am not sure what log ...
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Windows Network resource access audit

In a windows network I'd like to set up some kind of audit, to know when certain users access certain resources (e.g. copy files) Is there a simple way to have such operations logged?
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How to find out how often my Windows partition has been defragmented?

I know that Windows uses its defrag program to defragment my partition sometimes when my system goes to an idle state. Also, sometimes I used to execute defrag by myself in order to increase ...
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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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OSX: kernel.log is GB in size

Recently, I've started to run out of space on my startup disk. I used Disk Inventory X to identify large files that could be removed. It seems that the kernel*.log files have become GB in size (one ...
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What is the registry key to find if Windows Error Reporting is enabled?

I would like to know if Windows Error Reporting is enabled on the OS on which my code runs. What is the registry key to find this information?
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Where to look when the system crashes or something else horrible goes down?

My Linux Mint workstation is acting funky, it appears to be logging me out randomly, though I'm guessing what's really happening is that the X desktop is crashing. Maybe. How do I troubleshoot this? ...
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How to measure total downloaded bytes over a longer period? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to report internet traffic for home user I am interested in measuring the number of total downloaded bytes (TCP/IP), on a per month basis. Which tool would You ...
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Setting the Server Port in D-Link Router for eMailing Logs

Does anyone know how to set the port for the email server in the Status->Log section of the D-Link DI-524? I’ve tried the setting below but it does not seem to work. I don’t want to use the ...
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How can I view live logs on a Linux server (Ubuntu)

How can I view a live log on a Linux server, so that I can see new log entries instantly as they are being added?
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Is there a open source monitoring package that monitors logs for specific string patterns?

In our current system, we are not effectively monitoring the logs for errors as most of the errors are not serious enough. I want to basically warn users on the important errors. I cannot touch the ...
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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 = ...