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Build a Log Parser with Bash

Mar 04, 2011, 01:34 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andrew Weber for this link. ]

"The idea behind a log parser is to create a loop that will check all of your required logs to return information about specific needs that you may have as an administrator. For example, with this script you may want to search a specific log for one or two text strings that are very important to the function of your system.

#!/bin/bash

script=$(basename $0)_errors
log1=/var/log/messages
log2=/var/log/secure
log3=/var/log/dmesg

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