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:

lastlogrecord of last login of each user
messagessystem messages from syslogd
wtmprecord of all logins and logouts