Okay, I'm not sure what these messages are technically called, but they are really bugging the bejeezus out of me. I use the virtual terminals and screen extensively; I'm becoming a total geek for the CLI. I just love it. But I'm having an issue with messages, like the following:
* Stopping anac(h)ronistic cron daemon
* Starting anac(h)ronistic cron daemon
[some message about the noise floor on my wireless card]
etc., etc., etc..
It's like, I'm just pecking away at some Perl code in nano and, hey, here's some info about your usb hdd's bad sectors right in the middle of everything. And it seems like the system knows when I don't want to be bothered with this junk and the random-system-info fairy starts really acting up (let's not bring Occam's Razor into this, I've seen the damn thing).
I'm sure there's a way to send this to a null device or dump it to a text file instead of the terminal, but I don't even know what the things are called, so that's really nipped my research in the bud. I know I can use xterm or whatever to circumvent this, but I really would rather use my tty(X). Any tips would be appreciated.