Subject: linux vs. netbsd: /var/log/message output?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Brian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/15/2005 22:45:36
I'm modifying some (linux) shell scripts that do things with the output
from /var/log/message. As the scripts are meant for a linux system,
there seems to be a lot more in /var/log/message there than on netbsd
(my netbsd install anyway).
For example, my tail -10 /var/log/message just gives me lots of times
that syslogd restarted. The script I'm tweeking indicates that on
linux, a lot more stuff (that goes into authlog for me, perhaps) get
Could someone mail me the output of tail -10 /var/log/message from
their linux box? I'd like to make sure I understand the file parsing.
I don't see that there is a verbose option to change for this log file
for netbsd, or anything- but that doesn't mean there is not an option
for that somewhere.