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Logwatch analyzes and reports on system logs. It is a customizable and pluggable log-monitoring system that will go through your system logs for a given period of time and report on given areas in set detail. It normally sends you an email every night.


User manpage available in HTML format from


Download version 6.1 (stable)
released on 17 May 2005


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Leaders and contributors

Kirk Bauer Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Support E-mail
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help E-mail
Bug Tracking E-mail
Developer E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Perl

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 May 2005.


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