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logger - Unix, Linux Command

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NAME

logger - a shell command interface to the syslog(3) system log module

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

Options:

TagDescription
-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 info rmational 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 routines.
-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, inclusive.

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

logger System rebooted

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

SEE ALSO

syslogd(8)

STANDARDS

The logger command is expected to be -p1003.2 compatible.
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