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