Keep an eye on things

I came across a very useful little set of perl scripts

packaged together as ‘Logwatch’ (

 This wonderful set of tool will parse

your logs and then email a daily report with all of the important statistics

and data in one place.  The package is

easily configured and can be used to parse archive logs too; meaning even high

throughput systems (e.g. email) can be monitored and reported on.  I found this while snooping around for an

application or script to extract useful information and statistics from our

postfix logs, due to some stability issues we have been experiencing.

There are loads of similar log analysing programs out there;

I would be interested to hear people’s recommendations?