viewlog - view the system administration log
viewlog displays the contents of the system administration log
/var/sysadm/salog (see salog(4)) in a text window. For command lines in
salog, viewlog displays the date and the command. For other lines,
viewlog displays either Error:, Warning:, or Info: as appropriate and the
message. Non-command lines are indented.
Guides, also called "tasks," are interactive windows that lead users
through the steps necessary to perform various system administration
tasks, such as adding new user accounts and configuring networking on the
A guide typically consists of a series of pages that prompt users to
enter information or select options. A user navigates through guide pages
using the Prev and Next buttons (or corresponding arrow keys). When the
user reaches the last page of a guide and clicks the OK button, the
system executes one or more commands to perform the system administration
task. These commands are located in /usr/sysadm/privcmd. See runpriv(1M)
for more information about privileged commands.
Many of the guides require that a user either know the root password or
be assigned the necessary privileges (using the PrivilegeManager(1)) in
order to perform the task.
Set System Administration Log Options
The Set System Administration Log Options guide, which comes up
when you press viewlog's "Options..." button, lets you specify
how big the log can get before it's rotated, and whether or not
messages to salog are copied to syslogd(1M). The privilege
needed for this task is:
o Set System Admin Logging Options (setlogopt(1M)).
sysmgr(1M), runpriv(1M), setlogopt(1M), syslogd(1M), salog(4).
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