Log configuration in Webmin
Webmin has a module for working with log files.
All configured log files are shown. Click on a log file to edit its configuration.
Or you can click the View to see the contents of a log file.
Viewing log files from the console
The Webmin module interacts with the /etc/syslog.conf file, so anything you do in one is reflected in the other.
Logging in your life
Log files in Linux are critical to troubleshooting and maintaining your system. Linux logging is done to text files, so no proprietary tools are required to view the files. Text files are also easy to use with custom scripts and programs.
Logs are rotated to keep them from getting too large and to separate the current information from much older data. Log rotation is configurable.
Logging is highly configurable, and logs can even be stored on a separate system for security or backup purposes. You can generate system log messages out of your own scripts and programs that will be recognized and processed by the syslogd daemon.