what's the equivalent for Debian /var/log/messages in Ubuntu?

Jon Trulson jon at radscan.com
Tue Sep 20 15:46:38 UTC 2011

On Tue, 20 Sep 2011, Hugo Coolens wrote:

> root at tuxedo:/home/coolens# tail -f /var/log/messages
> tail: cannot open `/var/log/messages' for reading: No such file or directory
> root at tuxedo:/home/coolens#
> So I guess, there must be another way to accomplish this in Ubuntu?

   Try /var/log/syslog, as in:

   tail -f /var/log/syslog


Jon Trulson

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