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Re: Logging practices (and why does it suck in Debian?)

On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 03:29:16PM +0200, Kenneth Vestergaard Schmidt wrote:
> Why? I think it is really wasted when everything is logged to syslog, and 
> also logged to other, more specific files. If you want to search for 
Maybe people what to archive syslog for a year and the others only for a 
week or so. 
Also I find it comfortable to e.g. do a "tail -f /var/log/syslog" and get 
everything. (ok, have to append auth.log)

> Again, I think this is wasted effort. Instead, as an admin, you could read 
> mail.err, then mail.warn, and if you still feel up to it, mail.debug - it 
This is arguable. I don't have a real optinion on it as I use logcheck
to remove the unnecessary messages from syslog and read the rest.
Maybe this is really clutter.
Would be interestingly to know how other distributions and other Unices do. 

> Regards
> Kenneth


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