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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for logwatch (redhat section 8)

LOGWATCH(8)				   User Manuals 			      LOGWATCH(8)

       logwatch - system log analyzer and reporter

       logwatch [--detail level ] [--logfile log-file-group ] [--service service-name ] [--print]
       [--mailto address ] [--archives] [--range range ] [--debug level  ]  [--save  file-name	]
       [--logdir directory ] [--hostname hostname ] [--help|--usage]

       LogWatch is a customizable, pluggable log-monitoring system.  It will go through your logs
       for a given period of time and make a report in the areas that you wish	with  the  detail
       that you wish.  Easy to use - works right out of the package on almost all systems.

       --detail level
	      This is the detail level of the report.  level can be high, med, low.

       --logfile log-file-group
	      This  will  force LogWatch to process only the set of logfiles defined by log-file-
	      group (i.e. messages, xferlog, ...).  LogWatch will therefore process all  services
	      that  use  those	logfiles.  This option can be specified more than once to specify
	      multiple logfile-groups.

       --service service-name
	      This will force LogWatch to process only	the  service  specified  in  service-name
	      (i.e. login, pam, identd, ...).  LogWatch will therefore also process any log-file-
	      groups necessary to process these services.  This option can be specified more than
	      once  to	specify multiple services to process.  A useful service-name is All which
	      will  process  all  services  (and  logfile-groups)  for	which  you  have  filters

	      Print the results to stdout (i.e. the screen).

       --mailto address
	      Mail the results to the email address or user specified in address.

	      Each log-file-group has basic logfiles (i.e. /var/log/messages) as well as archives
	      (i.e. /var/log/messages.? or /var/log/messages.?.gz).  This option will  make  Log-
	      Watch search through the archives in addition to the regular logfiles.  The entries
	      must still be in the proper date range (see below) to be processed, however.

       --range range
	      You can specify a date-range to process.	This option is currently limited to  only
	      Yesterday, Today and All.

       --debug level
	      For  debugging  purposes.  level can range from 0 to 100.  This will really clutter
	      up your output.  You probably don't want to use this.

       --save file-name
	      Save the output to file-name instead of displaying or mailing it.

       --logdir directory
	      Look in directory for log files instead of the default directory.

       --hostname hostname
	      Use hostname for the reports instead of this system's hostname.	In  addition,  if
	      HostLimit  is  set  in  /etc/log.d/logwatch.conf, then only logs from this hostname
	      will be processed (where appropriate).

	      Displays usage information

       --help same as --usage.

	      Really a symlink to /etc/log.d/conf/logwatch.conf.  This file sets the default val-
	      ues  of  all  the  above	options.  These defaults are used when LogWatch is called
	      without any parameters (i.e. from cron.daily).  The file	is  well-documented,  but
	      the explanations above also apply to this config file.
	      Configuration  files  for  the  various  services  whose	log  entries LogWatch can
	      Configuration files for the various logfiles that the above service's  log  entries
	      are stored in.
	      Filters common to many services and/or logfiles.
	      Filters specific to just particular logfiles.
	      Actual filter programs for the various services.

       logwatch --service ftpd-xferlog --range all --detail high --print --archives
	      This  will  print out all FTP transfers that are stored in all current and archived
       logwatch --service pam_pwdb --range yesterday --detail high --print
	      This will print out login information for the previous day...

       For information on adding your own filter, please see  the  file  HOWTO-Make-Filter  which
       should  have  been  included  with Logwatch.  If you installed from an RPM, it is probably
       under /usr/share/doc/logwatch-XXX.

       The --range option is very weak... this will be fixed in the future.

       Kirk Bauer <kirk@kaybee.org>



Linux					    MARCH 1998				      LOGWATCH(8)

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