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What is a log file and how do I open a log file?

The LOG file extension is used for a Log File that is utilized by multiple programs and operating systems. It acts as records that are kept by computer programs for every undertaken activity. Recording events of a computer’s activity is relevant to its day to day processing. It provides a way for the system to be diagnosed in cases where there might be problems encountered that need immediate solutions. This is evident with large and complex systems where events and activities are essential in understanding the applications involved. All of these events are saved in a LOG file together with names of installed files and lists of its location. There are also other software frameworks and operating systems that execute sophisticated ways of using LOG file. “Syslog” is computer logging that separates software messages from software that analyzes and reports it. It is also used for analysis, debugging messages, generalized information and management of the computer system.

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Detail log file extension information:
File Type: log
File Format: Log File
Primary Association: Log Files