How to see shutdown log

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at
Sun Jul 26 13:41:47 UTC 2020

Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jul 2020 20:58:01 -0400, Ernie Luzar wrote:
>> When you boot the system a bunch of messages roll across the screen to 
>> fast to read. The dmesg -a command will show these to you to read at 
>> your own pace. When you issue the shutdown or halt command a bunch of 
>> different messages roll across the screen to fast to read.
>> Is there a way view these messages after the system comes back up later?
> Yes, those are located to /var/log/messages, as long as
> file system access is possible; the last kernel messages
> therefore aren't being logged.

I checked and what is logged to /var/log/messages on host shutdown is no 
were close to the messages I see fly past on the console terminal.

This is real easy for people to test so give it a run.

Thinking maybe something else is controlling what goes to the message 
file on shutdown. Have any ideas where I should look?

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