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sudo syslog weirdness

105 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 8:20 PM by Linc Davis RSS
Todd Heberlein1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Feb 5, 2013 6:18 PM

On one of my machines I am having some weirdness with syslog. It runs differently, with a lot less information, if I escalate to root privilege. For example,


$ syslog


shows results from Jul 25 18:49:21 to Feb  5 18:06:16  (piping the results through "more" and "tail")


$ sudo syslog


only shows results from Dec 31 10:53:58 to Jan 31 19:17:12. For example, *nothing* for February.


I only get this on my Mac Pro running Mt. Lion. My other machines show the same result whether I am running them with sudo or not.


Unfortunately, for some esoteric reasons I need to run syslog as root to harvest the lastest logs.


Any help as to how to resolve this would be appreciated!

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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