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5.10 Log files

5.10.1 Daily System Logs

The system accounting programs keep log files of many system activities, including: logins, connect time, user processes, mail activity, error messages, etc. These system log files can grow quite large and need to be truncated occasionally. /etc/syslog.conf controls where the messages are sent, usually to files such as: /var/log/syslog, /var/adm/messages, or /var/adm/SYSLOG for system startup and system error messages, and /var/spool/mqueue/syslog for mail logs. (The Ultrix error report formatter, uerf, puts data in /usr/adm/syserr/syserr.hostname). Daily and monthly process accounting information is kept in /var/adm and /var/adm/acct/[nite,fiscal,sum].

Crash files, placed there by savecore, are usually put in either /var/crash/hostname or /var/adm/crash/hostname.

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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