Access rights for system logs

Mogens Kjaer mk at
Fri Feb 25 09:39:15 UTC 2011

On 02/25/2011 09:13 AM, Matthias Runge wrote:
> yum provides "*/messages" did not list it. Is it really unowned?

In order to give Big Brother read access to /var/log/messages I have

create 640 root wheel

to /etc/logrotate.d/syslog and have added bbuser to the wheel group.

That file is owned by rsyslog in Fedora and sysklogd in RHEL.

Mogens Kjaer, mk at

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