Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

5.10 /var/log : Log files and directories

5.10.1 Purpose

This directory contains miscellaneous log files. Most logs must be written to this directory or an appropriate subdirectory.

5.10.2 Specific Options

The following files, or symbolic links to files, must be in /var/log, if the corresponding subsystem is installed:

lastlog record of last login of each user
messages system messages from syslogd
wtmp record of all logins and logouts


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