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       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 ] [--splithosts] [--multiemail] [--output  output-
       type ] [--numeric] [--version] [--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.  Logwatch is
       being used for Linux and many types of UNIX.


       --detail level
              This is the detail level of the report.  level can be a positive
              integer, or high, med, low, which correspond to the integers 10,
              5, and 0, repectively.

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

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

       --range range
              You  can  specify  a  date-range  to  process. Common ranges are
              Yesterday, Today, All, and Help.  Additional options are  listed
              when invoked with the Help parameter.

              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).   When  used  with  "--range all", this
              option  will  make  LogWatch  search  through  the  archives  in
              addition  to the regular logfiles.  For other values of --range,
              LogWatch will search the appropriate archived logs.

       --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

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

       --hostname hostname
              Use hostname for the reports instead of this system’s  hostname.
              In   addition,   if   HostLimit  is  set  in  the  logwatch.conf
              configuration file (see MORE INFORMATION, below), then only logs
              from this hostname will be processed (where appropriate).

              Inhibits   additional  name  lookups,  displaying  IP  addresses

              Displays usage information

       --help same as --usage.


              This  directory  contains   all   the   perl   executables   and
              configuration files shipped with the logwatch distribution.

              This  directory contains local configuration files that override
              the default configuration.  See MORE INFORMATION below for  more


       logwatch  --service  ftpd-xferlog  --range  all  --detail  high --print
              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...


       The  directory  /usr/share/doc/logwatch-*  contains  several files with
       additional documentation:
              Documents the directory structure of LogWatch configuration  and
              executable  files,  and  describes  how to customize LogWatch by
              overriding these default files.
              Describes the  License  under  which  LogWatch  is  distributed.
              Additional clauses may be specified in individual files.
              Describes  how  to install, where to find it, mailing lists, and
              other useful information.


       Kirk Bauer <>