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by Krishnan Subramanian

2004-01-08 Fedora Tips #6:
It is sometimes useful to have log files handy. Instead of "tail -f"ing all of them, here is a simplier way - edit /etc/syslog.conf and add this line:

*.*                /dev/tty9
REMEMBER TO USE TABS! syslog doesn't like spaces.After that, do "service syslog restart". Now, you can use Ctrl-ALT-F9 (Thanks Brian Tipton for pointing out a small mistake) to see the logs scrolling by. (Source : - submitted by Leonid Mamtchenkov