dmesg (command) and /var/log/dmesg are different?
I was just trying to get tail to work in a terminal I was going to use for monitoring things that happen on the system when I noticed that the output of the command "dmesg" and catting /var/log/dmesg are different. Why is this? Is there something wrong with my system... like my system logger not working properly, or is it suppost to be like this? I can figure out how to make it do what I want it to do even if they are different, it just struck me as strange. The command dmesg updates (eg, when I put in and pull out a USB flash drive it will report it), however /var/log/dmesg doesn't seem to change at all, it's stuck right after something to do with my wireless card. Just wondered if this was normal or something screwy.