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.




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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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