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Logging, Log File Rotation, and Syslog Tutorial
Early services managed their own files. Today most (but not all!) can use the logging daemon syslog to collect, identify (i.e., host, command name, and process ID), time-stamp, filter, store, alert, and forward logging data. Syslog has the added benefit of somewhat standardizing log file formats, making it much easier to examine log data with various standard tools.
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