Note: dmesg is obsoleted by syslogd.8 for maintenance of the system error log.
dmesg looks in a system buffer for recently printed diagnostic messages and prints them on the standard output. The messages are those printed or logged by the system when errors occur. If the `-' flag is given, then dmesg computes (incrementally) the new messages since the last time it was run and places these on the standard output.
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Last modified 21/April/97