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Re: --MARK-- each twenty minutes

Wichert Akkerman writes:

> Previously Javier Fdz-Sanguino Pen~a wrote:
> > Now my question is obvious... and just out of curiosity... where
> > does this come from? I have SO many packages installed that it is
> > not easy to track who has changed in order to make this (processes
> > are also difficult to track).
> This is becoming somewhat of a FAQ. The mark messages are made by
> syslogd, to show it is still alive and nobody has deleted a part of
> your logfile. If you don't want to see them you should add the -m
> option to the syslogd invocation in /etc/init.d/sysklogd .

Using the -m option can only adjust the interval between writing the

To get rid of the marks altogether, you'll have to add mark.none to
the relative entries in /etc/syslog.conf. such as:

	mark.none		-/var/log/syslog


Hope this help.

Hong Huang

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