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    val log messages Q

    Okay, I'm a newbie to linux, but I love it.
    We have a linux box with Redhat 9.
    I understand that var/log/messages logs system messages, but here is my question:
    When I was showing the system to someone recently, I said we would like to have a place marker to know when it rebooted (power pailure, etc) because it did not automatically restart). He typed "something" from the command line and now we get a marker every 15 minutes in the messages file that looks like "Sep 21 06:10:14 rh9wmsvr -- MARK --"
    I will not be in touch with himne for several days, but can anyone tell me what he did and how to control it?

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    I don't know either, it is just in the log over and over. every 15 minutes.
    Sep 21 06:10:14 rh9wmsvr -- MARK --
    Sep 21 06:25:14 rh9wmsvr -- MARK --
    Sep 21 06:40:14 rh9wmsvr -- MARK --
    Sep 21 06:55:14 rh9wmsvr -- MARK --
    I think the command to start this was issued at a blank screen.

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    Above is a LINK.

    Google "what is mark linux syslog blah blah blah..." => Result

    Spelled out link:


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    Thanks for the pointer.

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