Hour 16 Managing Your Log Files


One of the most important tasks for a system administrator is to keep an eye on system and disk space. Earlier we spent some time exploring df, du, and find, and learned how they can be used to better understand the allocation of disk space on your system.

In this hour, we’ll delve into the specific log files used by the different Unix services, learn how to analyze them to flag any potential problems, and how to keep them from overrunning your disk.

In this hour you learn about

• Exploring the contents of log files

• Tracking hackers through log events

• Cracking open the httpd log file

• Trimming log files with ...

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