/var/log Directory: Explained

Contains log files

The /var/log directory in Linux is a system directory that contains log files for various system services and applications. Log files are used to record events and actions that occur on a Linux system, and are commonly used for troubleshooting and monitoring purposes.

The /var/log directory contains several files and subdirectories that are specific to different services and applications. Some common files and subdirectories include:

It's worth noting that the location of the log files may vary depending on the Linux distribution. Also, some log files may be rotated, compressed and deleted by the logrotate service to keep them from growing indefinitely and taking up too much disk space.