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 logger(1)                                                         logger(1)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      logger - make entries in the system log

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      logger [-t tag] [-p pri] [-i] [-f file] [message...]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The logger command provides a program interface to the syslog() system
      log module (see syslog(3C)).

      A message can be given on the command line, which is logged
      immediately, or a file is read and each line is logged.  If no file or
      message is specified, the contents of the standard input are logged.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      The logger command recognizes the following command-line options and

           -t tag         Mark every line in the log with the specified tag.
                          The default is the value returned by getlogin()
                          (see getlogin(3C)).  If getlogin() returns NULL,
                          syslog is the default.

           -p pri         Enter the message with the specified priority.
                          The priority can be specified numerically or as a
                          facility.level pair.  For example, -p local3.info
                          logs the message or messages as informational
                          level in the local3 facility.  The default is

           -i             Log the process ID of the logger process with each

           -f file        Log the contents of the specified file.

           message        The message to log; if not specified, the file
                          specified by the -f option or standard input is

    Environment Variables
      LC_MESSAGES determines the language in which messages are displayed.

      If LC_MESSAGES is not specified in the environment or is set to the
      empty string, the value of LANG is used as a default for each
      unspecified or empty variable.  If LANG is not specified or is set to
      the empty string, a default of "C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of

      If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting,
      logger behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to

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 logger(1)                                                         logger(1)

      "C".  See environ(5).

    International Code Set Support    [Toc]    [Back]
      Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
      Send the message System rebooted to the syslogd daemon:

           logger System rebooted

      Send output from the users command (see users(1) to the syslogd
      daemon, marked as level info and facility local0.  The message is
      tagged with the string USERS:

           users | logger -p local0.info -t USERS

      Send the message System going down immediately!!!  to the syslog
      daemon, at the emerg level and user facility:

           logger -p user.emerg "System going down immediately!!!"

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      The logger command has no effect if the syslogd daemon (see
      syslogd(1M)) is not running on the system.

      Messages written in locales other than the POSIX/C locale are not

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      logger was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      syslogd(1M), getlogin(3C), syslog(3C).

      logger: XPG4, POSIX.2

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