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log analyser with nice output written in Perl

Logwatch is a modular log analyser that runs every night and mails you the results. It can also be run from command line.

The output is by service and you can limit the output to one particular service. The subscripts which are responsible for the output, mostly convert the raw log lines in structured format.

Logwatch generally ignores the time component in the output, that means, you will know that the reported event was logged in the requested range of time, but you will have to go to the raw log files to get the exact details.

Package version:7.3.6.cvs20090906-1squeeze1


What is Logwatch?

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.

I recommend using Perl 5.8 to run Logwatch.


How do I install it?

An rpm file is available.  The following describes 


Sections of this file:

- Customizing the configuration
- More specific ranges
- access.log parsing - service http
- Getting fortunes in your language
- Howto modify a filter
- Logwatch runs daily for range yesterday by default

Customizing the configuration:

Please read the documentation in
For modifying a filt


logwatch (7.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * This version will remove untouched configuration files in 
    /etc/logwatch/conf. If you modified it, it will be renamed to 
    $file.dpkg-bak. You should read 
    /usr/share/doc/logwatch/HOWTO-Customize-LogWatch and only put 
    the required modification back in $file.
  * This package is now maintained as alioth project "pkg-logwatch". 
    It uses


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       logwatch - syste


logwatch (7.3.6.cvs20090906-1squeeze1) stable-security; urgency=high

  * CVE-2011-1018: Remote code


This package was debianized by Willi Mann <> on
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 20:14:15 +0100.

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