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Track active logging to log files

Is there a way to track which service/file is actively logging to a log file? In this case taking info from the syslog file and creating a file called filtered.log. I'm not seeing a process for ...
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Files in /var/log are only writing to file.1 (syslog is empty, but not syslog.1 )

The host is a docker container running Ubuntu 14.04 I am trying to figure out why the primary log files are not being written too, I have attached output of the files and permissions. I am hoping to ...
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Syslog config syntax

I have setup a syslog server to test it out and its working perfectly fine. I want to understand what this syntax is actually doing in the rsyslog.conf file of the server that I added as guided by ...
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Why is logcheck reporting successful Horde logins?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server and use logcheck to report log messages. I have the logcheck-database installed which contains a horde3 ignore file for the server: ^\w{3} [ :0-9]{11} [._[:alnum:]-...
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Cleaning log files under linux

I am using a kvm ubuntu 10.04 virtual machine to test some features of a kernel module. I grep through the /var/log files to observe the kernel messages about that module. To start from a clean state,...