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       logwatch - system log analyzer and reporter


       logwatch [--detail level ] [--logfile log-file-group ] [--service service-name ] [--mailto
       address ] [--archives] [--range range ] [--debug level ] [--filename file-name ] [--logdir
       directory  ]  [--hostname  hostname ] [--hostformat host based options ] [--output output-
       type ] [--format report format ] [--encode  encoding  to  use  ]  [--numeric]  [--version]


       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

       --mailto address
              Mail the results to the email address or user specified in  address.   This  option
              overrides the --print option.

       --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.

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

       --logdir directory
              Look  in  directory  for  log  subdirectories  or  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 numerically.

              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 information.


       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...


       The   directory   /usr/share/doc/logwatch-*   contains   several   files  with  additional
              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


       Kirk Bauer <>