dmesg equivalent of shutdown messages

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Old 03-06-2010
dmesg equivalent of shutdown messages

dmesg is used to print bootup messages. How can i get/read the shutdown log messages?
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Old 03-07-2010
syslog and syslogd, if there are system errors.

What version of UNIX are you on? Sounds like Linux.

Generally you edit etc/syslog.conf, which controls what messages get logged and where they are written. See the man page for syslogd so you get the messages you need. send SIGHUP to the syslogd process so it will read the syslog.conf file changes.
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