Log File

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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, [1] 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. [2] 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.

  1. Peters, T. (1993). The history and development of transaction log analysis. Library Hi Tech., 42(11), 41−66
  2. 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