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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

logger

Synopsis

                  logger [options] [message...]

TCP/IP command. Add entries to the system log (via syslogd). If no message is given on the command line, standard input is logged.

Options

-d

When writing to a socket with -s, use a datagram instead of a stream.

-f file

Read message from file.

-i

Include the process ID of the logger process.

-p pri

Enter message with the specified priority pri. Default is user.notice.

-s

Log message to standard error as well as to the system log.

-t tag

Mark every line in the log with the specified tag.

-u socket

Write log to socket instead of to the syslog.

-

Accept no futher options. Consider whatever is to the right of the hyphen as the message to be logged.

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