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Re: two sysadmin problems I can't solve three months after switching to Debian-KDE

Alison Chaiken wrote:
> I used to get a sort of daily highlights report on Fedora that was a
> summary of higher criticality messages from /var/log/messages and
> rkhunter.    The messages were great, as they weren't the entire
> logfiles, but just the parts I possibly needed to look at.     I'd
> like to read such messages on Debian, too.     

I think what you are looking for is logcheck or a similar package.
Logrotate only saves and compresses old log files.

~-amaya@io>apt-cache search logcheck
logcheck - mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
logcheck-database - database of system log rules for the use of log

Other ones you might want to check out:
epylog - New logs analyzer and parser
glogg - Smart interactive log explorer using Qt4
gnome-system-log - system log viewer for GNOME

But from your description of what you are looking for, logcheck is what
you want :)

> Maybe it would be better to set up splunk or somesuch?

I don't know splunk and it doesn't seem to be available in Debian.
What is it?

> Thanks for your assistance so far!

I hope we can be of help :)

 .''`.        The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are
: :' :        strong at the broken places.    - Ernest Hemingway
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