logger - make entries in the system log SYNOPSIS

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

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

  • i Log the process id of the logger process with eachline.
  • sLog the message to standard error, as well as thesystem log.-f fileLog the specified file.-p priEnter the message with the specified priority. Thepriority may be specified numerically or as a``facility.level pair. For example, `` logs the message(s) as informationallevel in the local3 facility. The default is``user.notice.''-t tagMark every line in the log with the specified tag.-u sockWrite to socket as specified with socket instead ofbuiltin syslog routines.-dUse a datagram instead of a stream connection tothis socket.--End the argument list. This is to allow the messageto start with a hyphen (-).messageWrite 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 (3).


logger System rebooted logger -p local0.notice -t HOSTIDM -f /dev/idmc SEE ALSO

syslog(3), syslogd(8) STANDARDS

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

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