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I want to store all log messages of facility snafu, so I added one line to asl.conf and restarted syslogd. The final part of the file now looks like:

# save all mail, ftp, local0, and local1 messages ? [= Facility mail] store ? [= Facility ftp] store ? [= Facility local0] store ? [= Facility local1] store ? [= Facility snafu] store /var/log/asl/snafu.asl

However, it is only the higher level messages that are now stored in snafu.asl. For instance, messages of level INFO are still ignored.

What is going wrong here?

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What level of Mac OS X are you using. Older versions are plain syslogd - and newer use the apple logging daemon. You might be thinking syslogd when you need to hook into the newer daemon. –  bmike Aug 5 '11 at 17:03
    
I'm using Lion. What is this newer daemon you're talking about? Any reference is welcome... –  Izak van Langevelde Aug 5 '11 at 19:38

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