Linux pp 521-529 | Cite as

Error and error localization under Linux

  • Stefan Strobel
  • Volker Elling


One of the most forbidding chapters in UNIX, as with computers in general, is error localization. However, often the difficulties arise simply from a lack of information—the various programs take different approaches to outputting error messages, and often a highly interesting message lands in a quiet grave in some file deep in the Linux directory tree. This need not be the case: in the following we describe the various log files and mechanisms as well as frequent errors and error messages.


Error Localization File System Error Message Access Code Shell Script 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Strobel
    • 1
  • Volker Elling
    • 2
  1. 1.HeilbronnGermany
  2. 2.WarendorfGermany

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