how to enable /var/log/messages in Ubuntu 12.x

In this article we will show you how to enable Var Log  messages in Ubuntu.

By default log messages are not written to the file /var/log/messages in Ubuntu . In order to enable this, we can do the following:

Go to /etc/rsyslog.d. Open the file 50-default.conf and uncomment the following lines




mail,news.none -/var/log/messages

Once done, save the file and restart rsyslog service.

service rsyslog restart

 Now you would be able to view the system logs including mail, cron etc in /var/log/messages file.