Epylog is a new log notifier and parser which runs periodically out of cron, looks at your logs, processes the entries in order to present them in a more comprehensive format, and then provides you with the output. It is written specifically with large network clusters in mind where a lot of machines (around 50 and upwards) log to the same loghost using syslog or syslog-ng.
Alternatively, Epylog can be invoked from the command line and provide a log report based on a certain provided time period. In this case it relies on syslog timestamps to find the offsets, as opposed to the end-of-log offsets stored during the last run, though this behavior is not as reliable and is easily thwarted by skewed clocks.
Konstantin Ryabitsev <email@example.com>
Please file the bugs in the Epylog bugzilla: http://devel.linux.duke.edu/bugzilla/
The mailing list for epylog-related questions is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send all your inquires there.
Copyright (C) 2001-2004 by Duke University
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
This license does not include files in the "modules" directory. They are covered under different licenses (see further).
Modules are the parsing soul of epylog. For more info please see "man epylog-modules". If you wrote a module, you are encouraged to contribute it to the epylog so other people can make use of it. Please inquire on the list for more information.
Modules are considered a separate entity and are licensed to you as per the licensing conditions mentioned individually within the source of each module.
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