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18.TH BOOTLOGD 8 "Aug 24, 1999" "" "Linux System Administrator's Manual"
19.SH NAME
20bootlogd \- record boot messages
21.SH SYNOPSIS
22.B /sbin/bootlogd
23.RB [ \-d ]
24.RB [ \-r ]
25.RB [ \-v ]
26.RB [ " -l logfile " ]
27.RB [ " -p pidfile " ]
28.SH DESCRIPTION
29\fBBootlogd\fP runs in the background and copies all strings sent to the
30\fI/dev/console\fP device to a logfile. If the logfile is not accessible,
31the messages will be buffered in-memory until it is.
32.SH OPTIONS
33.IP \fB\-d\fP
34Do not fork and run in the background.
35.IP \fB\-r\fP
36If there is an existing logfile called \fIlogfile\fP rename it to
37\fIlogfile~\fP unless \fIlogfile~\fP already exists.
38.IP \fB\-v\fP
39Show version.
40.IP \fB\-l logfile\fP
41Log to this logfile. The default is \fI/var/log/boot.log\fP.
42.IP \fB\-p pidfile\fP
43Put process-id in this file. The default is no pidfile.
44.SH NOTES
45There is no standard way to find out the real console device if you have
46a new-style \fI/dev/console\fP device (major 5, minor 1). \fBBootlogd\fP
47might have some difficulties to do this, especially under very old
48or very new kernels.
49.SH AUTHOR
50Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl
51.SH "SEE ALSO"
52.BR dmesg (8)