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What could I expect to see in user.log

Stuart Green
Frequent Advisor

What could I expect to see in user.log

For monitoring purposes, what kind of entries could I possibly see or come across in the user.log file.

From my research so far "User-level messages" is what is logged.
Anyone expand on this?

Thanks
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Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: What could I expect to see in user.log

'syslogd' manpage would give some useful info.
Stuart Green
Frequent Advisor

Re: What could I expect to see in user.log

Can't see anything in the man pages that details what kind of messages I expect to see. To rephrase my question What kind of stuff is logged in this file? Any examples.
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: What could I expect to see in user.log

Hi

here an example of an entry in user.log. You can create one yourself with logger "text". Applications which write messages without a specific category go to user.log

greetings,

Michael

Nov 30 13:33:28 fri10d dts24[364782]: login 2.49.120.85: dts24, version 2.9, usi
ng /dfs/dts24/etc/dts24.conf
Nov 30 13:33:28 fri10d dtsched[97715]: Terminal 2.49.120.85 restart
Stuart Green
Frequent Advisor

Re: What could I expect to see in user.log

Thanks. So probably not expecting to see much in there really from a basic system installation.
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: What could I expect to see in user.log

Hi,

that's right.

greetings,

Michael
Stuart Green
Frequent Advisor

Re: What could I expect to see in user.log

Thanks