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access log files on suse server

i need to read the log file sin the home/idaudit/identity_audit_1.0_x86-64/log how do I access them
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
all I see is the sys folder ?
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alextoftCommented:
How are you attempting to view the log files? Why don't you SSH to the server as root (or idaudit) then you can use one of the many text editors to view the files; vim (preferred), or nano (for beginners).

Or, use WinSCP to connect via SCP or SFTP and use its built-in view function.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
i just need to see the logs woudl I open up a command line and type what to ssh to teh server thanks so much i am racking my brain over here
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torimarCommented:
On the command line, type:
cd /home/idaudit/identity_audit_1.0_x86-64/log

Once there, you can type:
ls -a
to see a listing of files in the folder.

Select the file you wish to view, and type:
nano <filename>

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torimarCommented:
This is assuming you already established a puTTy connection to the server, connecting as either root or idaudit.

Unfortunately, you never give enough info to really identify your problem.
Last week, you were sitting physically in front of that server. Are you still, or are you connecting remotely?
The week before, I explained to you how to use puTTy. Are you still using it?

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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
sorry I am at the server. I tried ls -a and it just showed the tomcat folder?
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torimarCommented:
Type:
pwd
this will show you where in the directory tree you currently are.

Does it show "/home/idaudit/identity_audit_1.0_x86-64/log"?
If not, use
cd /home/idaudit/identity_audit_1.0_x86-64/log

To safe you time typing those long names (and to prevent typing errors) you can type the first 4 or 5 letters, then press the TAB key for auto-completion.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
it does show me in that path and I tyoe ls -a and still just see tomcat?
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
it shows . .. tomcat but when I type in dir it shows tomcat and 4 total files? but only tomcat shows I need those log files. thanks for the help, and sorry for my unability on suse :)
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alextoftCommented:
I suggest you post the output from the following commands:

whoami

pwd
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