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DMESG(8)                  BSD System Manager's Manual                 DMESG(8)

NAME
     dmesg - display the system message buffer

SYNOPSIS
     dmesg [-M core] [-N system]

DESCRIPTION
     Dmesg displays the contents of the system message buffer.

     The options are as follows:

     -M      Extract values associated with the name list from the specified
             core instead of the default ``/dev/kmem''.

     -N      Extract the name list from the specified system instead of the
             default ``/vmunix''.

SEE ALSO
     syslogd(8)

HISTORY
     The dmesg command appeared in 4.0BSD.

4th Berkeley Distribution        June 5, 1993                                1