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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  ] [--hostlimit hosts ] [--hostname hostname ] [--html_wrap number of characters
       ] [--hostformat host based options ] [--output output-type ]  [--format  report  format  ]
       [--subject   email   subject  ]  [--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, respectively.

       --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.

       --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 first before looking in the
              default directories.

       --hostlimit host1,host2
              Limit report to hostname - host1, host2.

       --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).

       --html_wrap num-characters
              Number of characters that html output should be wrapped to. Default is 80.

       --hostformat split
              Use split approach when formatting report for  multiple  hosts  -  none  [default],
              split, splitmail.

       --output output-type
              Report using output-type - stdout [default], mail, file.

       --format format
              Format report using format - text [default], html.

       --subject email-subject
              Customize the email subject sent by Logwatch.  Option --output must be set to mail.

       --encode encoding
              Encode report using encoding - none [default], base64, 7bit, 8bit [same as 'none'].

              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 --archives
              This  will  print out all FTP transfers that are stored in all current and archived
       logwatch --service pam_pwdb --range yesterday --detail high
              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 <>