syslog(1)syslog(1)NAMEsyslog - enables and disables printing to the console device, /dev/con‐
sole, by the syslogd daemon.
SYNOPSISsyslog [console_on | console_off]
The arguments to this command are as follows: Starts printing to the
console by the syslogd daemon. Stops printing to the console by the
Under certain circumstances you may need to control the volume of
information messages displayed on the console device. The syslog com‐
mand enables you to control the syslogd daemon's capability to print
messages to the console device.
Starting the syslogd daemon with the -s option has the same effect as
using the following command: syslog console_off. You must be root user
to execute this command and the command will fail with no errors for
any unauthorized user.
The information is still logged in a log file, providing that logging
is enabled on your system.