UNIX systems are especially talkative and log considerable amounts of data. Many administrators at first find digging through all those logs annoying, and some abandon the practice of checking logs for that reason. However, when system problems arise, those admins are left wondering what occurred and why. Because there is so much data to sift through on a regular UNIX system, efficiency must be sought to make sense of all of this data and keep a watchful eye on your system.
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