I need to find large amounts of text to provide data for a ML model (essentially for testing). I thought accessing various system logs could be interesting.

So far I have tried playing around netstat, but there is not quite enough data there. How can I access larger system logs?

closed as off-topic by grawity, harrymc, davidgo, fixer1234, PeterH Nov 28 '18 at 13:19

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question is not about computer hardware or software, within the scope defined in the help center." – harrymc, fixer1234, PeterH
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.


On Ubuntu, try

gunzip -c /var/log/*.gz

That unzips all your log archives to stdout. Likely doable on all distros with some minorr changes.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.