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You can use the pidof utility to check whether pretty much any program is running (if it gives out at least one pid, the program is running). If you are using syslog-ng, this would be pidof syslog-ng; if you are using syslogd, it would be pidof syslogd.
It seems that your log messages are sent to /var/log/debug.log because of this line : *.=debug /var/log/debug.log You can either : Use another priority for your tests (eg notice instead of debug) Change the order so that your lines are before the one referring to debug.log
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