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DMESG(8)                OpenBSD 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.  It is most
     commonly used to review system startup messages.

     The options are as follows:

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

     -N system
             Extract the name list from the specified system instead of the
             default /bsd.

FILES
     /var/run/dmesg.boot  copy of dmesg created at boot

SEE ALSO
     syslogd(8)

HISTORY
     The dmesg command appeared in 4.0BSD.

OpenBSD 3.6                      June 5, 1993                                1