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Logging Events

To enable users to examine a record of events, your application can display an event log--a complete or partial record of events. An application can have one event log or several. For example, an application might have a log for each monitored entity.

Make sure that users can easily find your application's event logs and manipulate their contents--with, for example, an operating system's utility program for sorting plain text.

 If users might need event-related information after your application no longer displays it, store that information in a persistent event log--for example, a text file.

 If your application has event logs, provide commands--within the application--for displaying each log's name and location. Likewise, provide commands for renaming and moving each log.

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