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       logwatch - system log analyzer and reporter
       logwatch  [--detail level ] [--logfile log-file-group ] [--service ser-
       vice-name ] [--mailto address ] [--archives] [--range range ]  [--debug
       level ] [--filename file-name ] [--logdir directory ] [--hostname host-
       name ] [--hostformat host  based  options  ]  [--output  output-type  ]
       [--format  report  format  ]  [--encode  encoding  to use ] [--numeric]
       [--version] [--help|--usage]
       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,  ...).   Log-
              watch  will  therefore  process all services that use those log-
              files.  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 installed.
       --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  Yes-
              terday,  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/mes-
              sages.?.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
       --logdir directory
              Look in directory for log subdirectories or log files instead of
              the default directory.
       --hostname hostname
              Use  hostname for the reports instead of this system's hostname.
              In addition, if HostLimit is set in the logwatch.conf configura-
              tion  file  (see  MORE  INFORMATION, below), then only logs from
              this hostname will be processed (where appropriate).
              Inhibits additional name lookups, displaying IP addresses numer-
              Displays usage information
       --help same as --usage.
              This  directory contains all the perl executables and configura-
              tion files shipped with the logwatch distribution.
              This directory contains local configuration files that  override
              the  default configuration.  See MORE INFORMATION below for more
       logwatch --service ftpd-xferlog --range all --detail high --print --ar-
              This  will  print  out  all FTP transfers that are stored in all
              current and archived xferlogs.
       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 documentation:
              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 information.
       Kirk Bauer <kirk AT kaybee.org>

Linux                            October 2005                      LOGWATCH(8)