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Old 12-03-2013
Display Message Question

I'm have a script that I am creating and I want the dmesg command to only show output for the current day and the day before. What would be the command to make this work?

# 2  
Old 12-04-2013
What sort of output are you looking for? If it's hardware errors, have a look at /var/opt/resmon/log/event.log

One way to get the output of dmesg by date would be to have a scheduled job that runs dmesg each day and saves the output for a dated file. You can then use the previous ones to eliminate duplicate records, something like:-
thislog=/var/mydmesg/`date +%Y%m%d`

dmesg > $thislog

grep -vf accumulated $thislog > $thislog.temp
mv $thislog.temp $thislog

cat accumulated $thislog > accumulated.temp
mv accumulated.temp accumulated

From this, you should get a file each day if you schedule it daily. I suppose you could schedule it weekly or monthly instead and get a weekely/monthly file if you wish. If you want to get fractions of a day, you just need to add the time into the definition of $thislog

I've not tested this, and it depends what you expect to get.

It might be worth archiving the accumulated file each boot.

I hope that this helps,
# 3  
Old 12-04-2013
I was wanting just a command or two to get the output. I was going to try to use:

dmesg | grep `date +%b%e`

dmesg | grep `TZ=GMT+24 date +%b%e`

But it doesn't want to work (at least on the first nine days of the month).
# 4  
Old 12-04-2013
The problem there is that the date entry in the log is fixed width without a leading zero for the day-of-the-month.

You may need to do something like this:-
typeset -R2 DOM=`date +%e`
dmesg | grep "`date +%b`$DOM"

DOM=`TZ=GMT+24 date +%e`
dmesg | grep "`TZ=GMT+24 date +%b`$DOM"

Does that help?

# 5  
Old 12-04-2013
I will try it and see if that works.

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That looks like it worked. I will keep testing it out and making sure it works. I appreciate your help!

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Is this supposed to be ran as part of a bash script?
# 6  
Old 12-06-2013
Yes. Save the commands to a file, make it executable to yourself with:-
chmod o+x filename

..... and then schedule it however you wish.

It could be a manual task (not really the best), the default scheduler cron or an external / 3rd party scheduler.

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Old 12-06-2013
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