/var/log/messages question

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
> often.

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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