Transfer the logs being thrown into /var/log/messages into another file example /var/log/volumelog


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Transfer the logs being thrown into /var/log/messages into another file example /var/log/volumelog

I have been searching and reading about syslog. I would like to know how to Transfer the logs being thrown into /var/log/messages into another file example /var/log/volumelog.

Code:
tail -f /var/log/messages


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dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
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dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
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dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow_str: val == NULL
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow_str: val == NULL
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow_str: val == NULL
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow_str: val == NULL
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow_str: val == NULL
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow_str: val == NULL
dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
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dblogger: msg_to_dbrow: no logtype using missing
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Can you show us the content of /etc/syslog.conf or /etc/rsyslog.conf, whichever is on your system. It would be goo to know which OS and version you are using, so the output of uname -a would be useful too.

Do you know what is generating the messages in the first place? We might be able to adjust the logging variables it uses to help us segregate these.



Kind regards,
Robin
# 3  
If you are referring for your application to log into default (messages) or custom log you can use logger command.

Read man logger on your operating system and inspect the files rbatte mentioned to determine current configuration.

Regards
Peasant.
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