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I'm working on Ubuntu 16.04.3 and I found that I could get the log of kernel from two places: /var/log/kern.log and /var/log/syslog. /var/log/syslog contains other logs but I could find /var/log/kern.log in it.

So it is possible to keep the kern.log out of the syslog? I mean I want to remove the kern.log from the syslog?

I've tried to remove the module(load="imklog") from the /etc/rsyslog.conf but this will remove all of kernel log from the kern.log and the syslog, whereas what I need is not to touch the kern.log, only to remove the kernel log from the syslog.

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On Ubuntu 16.04, your rsyslog rules would be found in the /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf file. Inside that file, you'll see the two following lines:

*.*;auth,authpriv.none      -/var/log/syslog
kern.*                      -/var/log/kern.log

You could skip the kernel messages from being logged to /var/log/syslog like so:

*.*;auth,authpriv,kern.none     -/var/log/syslog
kern.*                          -/var/log/kern.log

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