LinuxLogFile format in Ubuntu 8.04

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at
Sat Jun 21 13:54:11 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 4:51 AM, Douglas Gilbert <dgilbert at> wrote:
> Where is that format defined (from the start of line to
> 'agpgart:' in this case)? Why was the square bracket enclosed
> section added? What is it? [Seconds since boot up?]. What tools
> can decode what is in the square brackets? Can the proforma part
> of a log entry be user configured?.
> The LinuxLogFile document could be enhanced by adding a section
> to explain the log file output format.

man 8 syslog.conf
man 8 syslogd

Those have some documentation on the matter and should get you started.


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