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I am denied permission to secure.log
Authored by: sjk on Dec 03, '05 10:23:01PM

The default permissions on are read/write by root:

% ls -l /var/log/secure.log
-rw------- 1 root admin 77645 Dec 3 20:00 /var/log/secure.log

Repair Disk Permissions will reset it that way if it's been changed (e.g. when the weekly script rotates the file).

Console would have to authenticate to read that file with those permissions, which it doesn't do. A traditional Unix way to monitor it is by running "sudo tail -F /var/log/secure.log" in a Terminal shell. Or prefix whatever other commands you want to use with 'sudo " to access it.



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