What is Unix log? Unix syslog is a host-configurable, uniform system logging facility. The system uses a centralized system logging process that runs the program /etc/syslogd or /etc/syslog. The operation of the system logger is quite straightforward.
Where is syslog in Linux? syslog() generates a log message, which will be distributed by syslogd. The file to configure syslogd is /etc/syslog. conf. This file will tell your where the messages are logged.
How many types of logs are there in Linux? Mainly there are four types of log files generated in a Linux based environment and they are: Application Logs. Event Logs. Service Logs.
How do I open a log file? Because most log files are recorded in plain text, the use of any text editor will do just fine to open it. By default, Windows will use Notepad to open a LOG file when you double-click on it. You almost certainly have an app already built-in or installed on your system for opening LOG files.