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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

msglog(4D)

Name

msglog - message output collection from system startup or background applications

Synopsis

/dev/msglog 

Description

Output from system startup (“rc”) scripts is directed to /dev/msglog, which dispatches it appropriately.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os
Interface Stability
Committed

See Also

syslog(3C), sysmsg(4D), attributes(7), syslogd(8)

Notes

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(8).

syslog(3C) provides a more general logging mechanism than /dev/msglog and should be used in preference to /dev/msglog whenever possible.