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Beginning the Linux Command Line, Second edition by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 10

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System Logging

Most of the time, your Linux computer will work just fine. From time to time, however, your program won’t start, or system components will break. When this is the case, you’ll need all the help that you can get. Assuming that you’ve already used the available command documentation that is on your computer, such as man and --help, you’ll need to find out now what exactly is happening when you try to accomplish your task. That brings us to system logging.

Understanding Logging

One of the items that you will like on Linux—once you’ll understand how it works—is the way that Linux handles system logging. Logging on Linux ...

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