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NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux 5 is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux 5.

35.4. Monitoring Log Files

System Log Viewer monitors all opened logs by default. If a new line is added to a monitored log file, the log name appears in bold in the log list. If the log file is selected or displayed, the new lines appear in bold at the bottom of the log file and after five seconds are displayed in normal format. This is illustrated in the figures below. The figure below illustrates a new alert in the messages log file. The log file is listed in bold text.

Log File Alert

Figure 35.5. Log File Alert

Clicking on the messages log file displays the logs in the file with the new lines in bold as illustrated below.

Log file contents

Figure 35.6. Log file contents

The new lines are displayed in bold for five seconds after which they are displayed in normal font.

Log file contents after five seconds

Figure 35.7. Log file contents after five seconds


 
 
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