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IntroductionEdit

This article goes over the methods to handle cygwin application output.

Using syslogdEdit

By default, if syslogd is not installed, your Windows event viewer will be riddled with events from your cygwin binaries like so:


The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( /usr/sbin/cron ) cannot be found.

Sources

http://ronrothman.com/public/leftbraned/cygwin-cron-spurious-messages-in-event-viewer/

http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2004-07/msg00385.html

http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2004-11/msg00134.html

Using log filesEdit

Be sure to make your log file accessible to the user:


    $ chown -R userid /var/empty
    $ chown userid /etc/ssh*
    ]


[http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2004-11/msg00134.html Where the userid is... ]

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