[CentOS] Empty /var/log/messages

Kwan Lowe kwan.lowe at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 04:39:29 UTC 2009

On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 9:08 PM, onay <ronald.santosa at gmail.com> wrote:
> But only that what I get from /var/log/messages, nothing else.
> Best regards.

You'll often see this when someone manually clears the messages file
improperly. For example, instead of doing something like:
"cat /dev/null > /var/log/messages" or  ">/var/log/messages" they do
an "rm /var/log/messages".  Until syslog is restarted the file won't

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