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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?

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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.

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