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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     logger -- make entries in the system log

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     logger [-isd] [-f file] [-p pri] [-t tag] [-u socket] [message ...]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     Logger provides a shell command interface to the syslog(3) system log


     -i       Log the process id of the logger process with each line.

     -s       Log the message to standard error, as well as the system log.

     -f file  Log the specified file.

     -p pri   Enter the message with the specified priority.  The priority may
	      be specified numerically or as a ``facility.level'' pair.  For
	      example, ``-p local3.info'' logs the message(s) as informational
	      level in the local3 facility.  The default is ``user.notice.''

     -t tag   Mark every line in the log with the specified tag.

     -u sock  Write to socket as specified with socket instead of builtin syslog

     -d       Use a datagram instead of a stream connection to this socket.

     --       End the argument list. This is to allow the message to start
	      with a hyphen (-).

     message  Write the message to log; if not specified, and the -f flag is
	      not provided, standard input is logged.

     The logger utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

     Valid facility names are: auth, authpriv (for security information of a
     sensitive nature), cron, daemon, ftp, kern, lpr, mail, news, security
     (deprecated synonym for auth), syslog, user, uucp, and local0 to local7,

     Valid level names are): alert, crit, debug, emerg, err, error (deprecated
     synonym for err), info, notice, panic (deprecated synonym for emerg),
     warning, warn (deprecated synonym for warning).  For the priority order
     and intended purposes of these levels, see syslog(3).

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

	   logger System rebooted

	   logger -p local0.notice -t HOSTIDM -f /dev/idmc

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     syslog(3), syslogd(8)

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The logger command is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible.

4.3 Berkeley Distribution	 June 6, 1993	     4.3 Berkeley Distribution
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