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



NAME
       dmesg - collect system diagnostic messages to form error log

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/etc/dmesg [ - ]

DESCRIPTION
       Note:  dmesg  is  obsoleted by syslogd(8) for maintenance of the system
       error log.

       dmesg looks in a system buffer for recently printed diagnostic messages
       and prints them on the standard output.  The messages are those printed
       or logged by the system when errors occur.  If the `-' flag  is  given,
       then  dmesg  computes  (incrementally)  the new messages since the last
       time it was run and places these on the standard output.

FILES
       /var/adm/msgbuf     scratch file for memory of `-' option

SEE ALSO
       syslogd(8)



                               9 September 1987                       DMESG(8)