Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Debugging on Linux

"Where can I look in my file system that shows errors and problems?"

Watch the log files!

On Ubuntu:
 $ sudo tail -f /var/log/syslog

or on Fedora:
$ sudo tail -f /var/log/messages

or
$ sudo tail -f /var/log/dmesg

The nice thing about Linux is that you can always see what is going on.  You need not poke around in the dark when looking for the cause of a problem.

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