.LOG - File Extension for Program Logging Files

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What is LOG? LOG, short name for Logging, is used as the file extension for Program Logging files. .LOG files are text files that can be opened by Notepad or any text editors. See the sample .LOG file included below.

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File Extension: .LOG

MIME Type: text/plain

File Content: Program Logging

.LOG files are Program Logging files, which are text files recording logging messages from system or application programs. Here is a sample .LOG Program Logging file, DirectX.log, containing some logging records:

01/04/12 12:04:47: DXSetup: CommandLine: /silent
01/04/12 12:04:47: dsetup32: === SetupForDirectX() start ===
01/04/12 12:04:47: dsetup32: Oct 22 2007 03:20:38
01/04/12 12:04:47: dsetup32: DXSetupCommand = 0.
01/04/12 12:04:47: dsetup32: Installing on Windows 6.1.7600
01/04/12 12:04:47: dsetup32: DirectXSetupIsJapanese == 0
01/04/12 12:04:47: dsetup32: DirectXSetupIsJapanNec == 0
01/04/12 12:04:47: dsetup32: IsIA64(): not IA64.
01/04/12 12:04:47: dsetup32: CLR version number = 2.0.50727

.LOG Program Loggingfile sample: Click sample.log to download.

Since .LOG text files are in text format, you can use Notepad or any text editor to create or modify them. No special software is needed.

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