R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Tue May 31 14:25:44 UTC 2011
> On Mon, 2011-05-30 at 18:36 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
>> > Just for curiosity, why has no one ever arranged to
>> > log something like "Hey! I'm booting the system again!"
>> > as the very first line in that goes to /var/log/messages
>> > when the system is booting?
> I used to do something like that back when I was still using another OS.
> I modified the bootup script to add my own entry at the beginning. You
> could do the same, I don't think the script gets changed by updates that
It is far easier to add: echo "Completed boot at `date`"
to the bottom of /etc/rc.d/rc.local
Then it does not matter whether the system is using the old method or
systemd and whether it is writing to 'messages' or boot.log.
R. Geoffrey Newbury
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