Difference between /var/log/syslog and /var/adm/messages


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Difference between /var/log/syslog and /var/adm/messages

Hi,

Is the contents in /var/log/syslog and /var/adm/messages are same??

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Most commonly they are not the same. To see what kind of messages go to /var/adm/messages and which go to /var/log/syslog, check /etc/syslog.conf
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Thanks for your response bartus11. So both these files contains system generated error messages right??Do i need to make any changes in /etc/syslog.conf to get /var/log/syslog messages.Or it is a default setting in the OS?

Thanks in Advance
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From what I can see on Solaris servers that I have access to, /var/log/syslog is used to log mail related messages. For system messages /var/adm/messages is used.
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