log

<mathematics, programming>

logarithm.

<operating system, programming>

A record of the activity of some system, often stored in a particular file.

Different operating systems have different conventions and support for storing logs. Unix has the syslog system and the /var/log directory hierarchy, Microsoft Windows has event logs. Web servers, for example, typically record information about every page accessed in one or more "web logs".

Last updated: 2009-05-29

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