The latest issue has an article about 'rsyslog'. There is mention of the previous 'syslog' and 'syslog-ng' for distributing system info to the logfiles in /var, with an example of the config file for syslog.
No mention in the article but is it much more comprehensive or fine structured so the config for rsyslog allows for _definite_ warning levels to go to specific logfiles without duplication?
Never mind all the spare disk space, I hate to find the same huge pile of boot-up info from the 'dmesg' file, including almost 400 lines about the 'pnp/pci reserved memory', appearing in 'messages' 'syslog' and 'user' along with other entries they share.
Now, if I could replace syslog to stop all that