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

LOGWATCH(8)				   User Manuals 			      LOGWATCH(8)

NAME
       logwatch - system log analyzer and reporter

SYNOPSIS
       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]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       --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
	      installed.

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

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

       --archives
	      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).

       --usage
	      Displays usage information

       --help same as --usage.

FILES
       /etc/log.d/logwatch.conf
	      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.
       /etc/log.d/conf/services/*
	      Configuration  files  for  the  various  services  whose	log  entries LogWatch can
	      process.
       /etc/log.d/conf/logfiles/*
	      Configuration files for the various logfiles that the above service's  log  entries
	      are stored in.
       /etc/log.d/scripts/shared/*
	      Filters common to many services and/or logfiles.
       /etc/log.d/scripts/logfiles/*
	      Filters specific to just particular logfiles.
       /etc/log.d/scripts/services/*
	      Actual filter programs for the various services.

EXAMPLES
       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
	      xferlogs.
       logwatch --service pam_pwdb --range yesterday --detail high --print
	      This will print out login information for the previous day...

MORE INFORMATION
       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.

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

AUTHOR
       Kirk Bauer <kirk@kaybee.org>

       http://www.kaybee.org/~kirk

       ftp://ftp.kaybee.org/pub/redhat/RPMS

Linux					    MARCH 1998				      LOGWATCH(8)


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