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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Logging individual application network usage in Windows 7

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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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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Windows 7 tool to capture keyboard scan codes

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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How to see who is using my WiFi

I have 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 chance ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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On Mac OS X, how do I clear out Console.app?

I'm trying to use Console.app to debug some problems on my Mac. I've cleared out the log files from inside /Library/Logs and ~/Library/Logs but I still have around 4000 messages left! I tried the ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find a complete list of all the logs in the system?

I'd like to learn more about forensic analysis, and I'm trying to do the challenges from Project Honeynet. I need to check the logfiles and find the IP's that connected remotely to the computer. I ...
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MS Office Communicator: Instant message tracking

Recently, our IT department has installed Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 on our machines. I have disabled the last two options in the Options -> Personal tab (see the screeny below). Can the ...
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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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How do I audit CD/DVD tray opening events in Windows 7?

Since installing Windows 7, the entire office has experienced random CD tray openings, sometimes while we are in the office, sometimes not. On my PC, I have two disc-reading devices, but only the ...
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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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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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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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Can I log file operations (create/modify/delete) in Windows XP?

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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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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Script won't loop through files like planned

I got this script that loops through log files, but I changed something ant dot doesn't work: #!/bin/sh n= while true do fname="trace$n.log" [ -f "$fname" ] || break n=$(($n+1)) done ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Activate local logging of OTR chat sessions in Pidgin

I am Using Pidgin with OTR-encryption on Linux and Windows but those encrypted chats are not logged in my chat history. Is it possible to activate the chatlog for chats, that are done with ...
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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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Excel 2010: The file is corrupt and cannot be opened. — Is there an error log?

Is there an error log file that can provide details of the following Excel 2010 error? The file is corrupt and cannot be opened. In Excel 2003 some error messages would be displayed in the ...
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What files are accessed often?

Our antivirus scans every file every time it's accessed. We've been invited to provide directory paths on our workstations where "safe" and vigorous disk/IO activity occurs (compiling, for example -- ...
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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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Is there any program which will keep a 'log' of what I do on my computer?

I want to keep a log of what I do (yes, this is for me). I want to know the websites i've been to, the files i've opened, the programs i've started, etc.. Ideally I would want to be able to search ...
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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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Log disk write activity of a process [closed]

Is there a program that allows me to log/monitor/view the disk write activity of a process? For example, it would be able to log all files on disk that the process has created/modified.
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Corporate authenticated, timestamped, logged, persistent multi-user chat (IRC?)

My company compliance department requires all online communication to be controlled and logged with timestamps. Control includes user authentication and channel control. Additionally, persistent ...