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    Red face Help with faillog file on server

    Hello all,

    My faillog file (/var/log/faillog) showed weird symbols and I deleted them. Now I get this response when running "faillog" command.

    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 0
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 1
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 2
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 3
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 4
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 5
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 6
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 7
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 8
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 9
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 10
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 13
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 33
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 34
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 38
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 39
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 41
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 65534
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 100
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 101
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 102
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 103
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 104
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 105
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 106
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 107
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 108
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 109
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 110
    faillog: Failed to get the entry for UID 111
    Please, how I can solve this?? Now faillog is empty...

    Thanks in advance and sorry my english

  2. #2
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    Re: Help with faillog file on server

    The file /var/log/faillog is not in human-readable format. The command faillog can be used to read it.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Li...-Readable_Logs

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    Re: Help with faillog file on server

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F4U View Post
    The file /var/log/faillog is not in human-readable format. The command faillog can be used to read it.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Li...-Readable_Logs
    Oh! I see... I really messed up!

    Can original faillog be recoverable?

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    Re: Help with faillog file on server

    Why do you think you messed up? As far as I understand, you deleted the file. Now, it is just a log file, so deleting shouldn't do any harm to the system since it will be recreated. Of course, the old content is gone and if you need it, there are certainly ways to recover it (Google can help here).

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    Re: Help with faillog file on server

    Quote Originally Posted by 2F4U View Post
    Why do you think you messed up? As far as I understand, you deleted the file. Now, it is just a log file, so deleting shouldn't do any harm to the system since it will be recreated. Of course, the old content is gone and if you need it, there are certainly ways to recover it (Google can help here).
    You're right. Thank you.

    @2F4U

    Thank you too for give me the URL.


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