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- message output collection from system startup or background applications
Output from system startup (“rc”) scripts is directed to /dev/msglog, which dispatches it appropriately.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
In the current version of Solaris, /dev/msglog is an alias for /dev/sysmsg. In future versions of Solaris, writes to /dev/msglog may be directed into a more general logging mechanism such as syslogd(1M).
syslog(3C) provides a more general logging mechanism than /dev/msglog and should be used in preference to /dev/msglog whenever possible.