.log

File Type Log File IconLog File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Text file that keeps a log of certain events; may be created by the operating system to keep track of system events; also may be created by software installation programs, which list the name and location of installed files.

Most Web servers also generate log files for each hosted website to keep track of visitors and to monitor bandwidth usage; Web stats programs use log files to generate charts and graphs that present website traffic data in a graphical format.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Notepad

IconOther text editor

macOS

IconApple Console

IconApple TextEdit

IconOther text editor

Updated 2007
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