Just installed natty, and cannot find /var/log/messages. Also, /var/log/daemon.log is missing. What happened? Why are they no longer present? And where I can find the same log information?

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/var/log/messages has been deleted from Natty.
You can find the same info in /var/log/syslog. Note that everything logged to messages was also logged to syslog.


You can use the following line to check the real time progress of system. tail -f /var/log/syslog Using CTRL-C to exit out from that.

For example, you can open up the terminal and plug in a USB on your computer, the OS will log what type of USB, where is it mounting to, if the tracker-store.service is successful.

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