By default, the syslog daemon will place –MARK– messages in your /var/log/messages log file every twenty minutes. This can get annoying and eventually lead to a waste of space. Heres a quick tip on how to stop syslog from putting –MARK– in the messages log.
- Edit the syslogd file. (In Ubuntu, this file is located in /etc/default/syslogd – on some other distributions, you’ll want to edit whatever file starts up the syslog daemon.)
- Locate the following line that starts with:
- Modify this line to read:
- Restart syslog: