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Linux Journal: Linux's Tell-Tale Heart, Part 2

Jul 12, 2000, 06:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"A little help when listening to your system's heart ..."

"Hello, everyone, and welcome back to the Corner. It's great to see all your smiling faces gathered 'round for another week of getting in touch with your inner Linux system. The way we do that is by listening to what our computers are telling us. As I hinted last time, there is an awful lot of dialog going on in that Linux system of yours, and logs are just part of the picture. Since they are such an important part, however, we will dig a little deeper before moving on to other secrets."

"The first thing I want to do this week is compliment the many readers of this column who rightfully looked at my "silly Perl script" of last week and said, "Uh, Marcel, you know there is a better way of doing that, don't you?" Before I tell you the better way, I will bare my soul here and now, and tell you in all honesty that I had not even considered that better way. Thanks to all who wrote for keeping my brain from turning to mush."

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