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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     syslogc - collect messages from syslog memory buffer

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     syslogc [-Ccoq] [-s reporting_socket] logname
     syslogc [-Cc] logname
     syslogc -q

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     syslogc collects messages from the syslogd(8) memory  buffer
specified by
     the logname argument.

     For  syslogc to work, syslogd(8) must be configured with one
or more memory
 buffer logs (see syslog.conf(5) for details) and  have  a
     socket  location  specified on the commandline (using the -s
option to

     By default, syslogc will query the specified log and  return
it to standard

     The options are as follows:

     -C      Request that the log buffer be cleared without reading it.

     -c      Request that the log buffer be cleared once  it  has
been read.

     -o       Check whether the specified log has overflowed.  If
the log has
             overflowed, then a message will be printed  to  stdout(4) and the
             exit status will be set to 1.

     -q      Request a list of available logs.

     -s reporting_socket
             Specify alternate reporting socket location (the default is

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     syslog(3), syslog.conf(5), syslogd(8)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The syslogc command first appeared in OpenBSD 3.5.

OpenBSD     3.6                        November      2,      2003
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