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syslog(1)							    syslog(1)



NAME

  syslog - enables and disables	printing to the	console	device,	/dev/console,
  by the syslogd daemon.

SYNOPSIS

  syslog [console_on | console_off]

OPERANDS

  The arguments	to this	command	are as follows:

  console_on
      Starts printing to the console by	the syslogd daemon.

  console_off
      Stops printing to	the console by the syslogd daemon.

DESCRIPTION

  Under	certain	circumstances you may need to control the volume of informa-
  tion messages	displayed on the console device. The syslog command enables
  you to control the syslogd daemon's capability to print messages to the
  console device.

  Starting the syslogd daemon with the -s option has the same effect as	using
  the following	command: syslog	console_off. You must be root user to execute
  this command and the command will fail with no errors	for any	unauthorized
  user.

  The information is still logged in a log file, providing that	logging	is
  enabled on your system.

FILES

  /etc/syslog.conf

SEE ALSO

  Commands:  syslogd(8)

  Functions:  syslog(3)