best log checker
I'm trying to find a good log checker.
Basically, I want it to report anything that I don't tell it to ignore.
I've tried logcheck first and when I couldn't get it to do what I want I
tried logwatch. It has an ignore file that it says to just cut and
paste what you want to ignore. I do that and it doesn't ignore it.
Some docs mention that its all based on regular expressions so I tried
enclosing the lines in quotes to no avial.
I do neither perl nor RE: they're both too cryptic. I guess I'll never
be a true *N*X weenie.
I _like_ most of what logwatch does, like telling me how many times a
login happened, especially failed ones. I just don't like to have to
pour through all the bootup lines every day.
If I don't find anything else, I'll disable this portion of logwatch and
go back to my brute-force python script for parsing syslog.
I'm running Etch amd64 on an Athlon.
What do others use?