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    Server Logs via CLI?

    What is the easiest way to check the server logs via the CLI using Open SuSE 10?

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    At the terminal? Use text/console root login and tail /var/log/...

    Over SSH? Login as a normal user, use 'su -', then tail /var/log/...
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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham - UK
    You can also download GNU log analysis software which will save you a lot of work. Some of this will work on almost any *nix platform. This is something which I've just started to look at myself, so I can't provide any links but the packages can:

    - go through log files which you specify;
    - be run as cron jobs while you're away doing something else;
    - generate easy to read reports which can be automatically be emailed to you or piped into a text file etc.

    Well worth the effort to learn if you want to avoid manually trawling through loads of /var/log directories.

    EDIT: This link might be useful.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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