4.11. Task 4.10: Displaying Computer Event Logs

All modern operating systems have some method of allowing you to view logs of one type of event or another. Some operating systems have supplied such event viewers for a number of years. Some viewers are text based, just like a CLI, while others are graphical in nature. The graphical viewers generally don't offer any more information than the text-based utilities, just a more agreeable method of navigation through the events; there really are no "graphics" to speak of. Microsoft calls its utility Event Viewer. There is an Event Viewer on every contemporary Windows offering for Intel-compatible processors.

Microsoft's Event Viewer, at a minimum, has three sets of event logs: the Application, System, ...

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