It looks like the odd man out is an older Slackware 11.0 setup.  The rest are Ubuntu and Debian (the ones without the extra space).


On 11.02.2012 18:49, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:

different Linux distros installed (Centos, Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware).  I wonder if there might be some differences in the different releases of syslog that might have changed the handling of line endings and or white space.
yeap -- that might be interesting to know just out of curiosity if
you look at those few who do have trailing spaces.... we should
find a spot in wiki on that