what does ubuntu store under system logs?

Asked by anon on 2020-01-09

what does ubuntu store under system logs? i found this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxLogFiles but is the information on the website accurate?

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Applications will log as they run and auth.log logs logins to the system.

Can you please expand the question. It is too broad to reply with anything useful

anon (tulips82) said : #2

just wanted to ask if i were to accidentally delete some logs files would this damage the ubuntu system or would everything still work ok?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

The purpose of the log files is recording events, such that you can investigate what happened (in case that you want to).
They are not needed for operation and usually will be re-created (without past contents) if they are deleted.

What kind of "accident" should cause the deletion of some log files? I can imagine that any accident that deleted some log files might also delete files that are required for running the system.

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