A Log File is a data file that is a log dataset (with event records)
- (Wikipedia, 2021) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/log_file Retrieved:2021-5-3.
- In computing, a log file is a file that records either events that occur in an operating system or other software runs, or messages between different users of a communication software. Logging is the act of keeping a log. In the simplest case, messages are written to a single log file. A transaction log is a file (i.e., log) of the communications between a system and the users of that system,  or a data collection method that automatically captures the type, content, or time of transactions made by a person from a terminal with that system.  For Web searching, a transaction log is an electronic record of interactions that have occurred during a searching episode between a Web search engine and users searching for information on that Web search engine. Many operating systems, software frameworks and programs include a logging system. A widely used logging standard is syslog, defined in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC 5424). The syslog standard enables a dedicated, standardized subsystem to generate, filter, record, and analyze log messages. This relieves software developers of having to design and code their own ad hoc logging systems.
- ↑ Peters, T. (1993). The history and development of transaction log analysis. Library Hi Tech., 42(11), 41−66
- ↑ Rice, R. E., & Borgman, C. L. (1983). The use of computer-monitored data in information science. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 44, 247−256