syslog - enables and disables printing to the console device, /dev/console,
by the syslogd daemon.
syslog [console_on | console_off]
The arguments to this command are as follows:
Starts printing to the console by the syslogd daemon.
Stops printing to the console by the syslogd daemon.
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
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
The information is still logged in a log file, providing that logging is
enabled on your system.