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LOGGER(1)              DragonFly General Commands Manual             LOGGER(1)


logger -- make entries in the system log


logger [-46Ais] [-f file] [-h host] [-p pri] [-t tag] [message ...]


The logger utility provides a shell command interface to the syslog(3) system log module. The following options are available: -4 Force logger to use IPv4 addresses only. -6 Force logger to use IPv6 addresses only. -A By default, logger tries to send the message to only one address, even if the host has more than one A or AAAA record. If this option is specified, logger tries to send the message to all addresses. -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. -h host Send the message to the remote system host instead of logging it locally. -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 informational level in the local3 facility. The default is ``user.notice.'' -t tag Mark every line in the log with the specified tag. 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.


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


syslog(3), syslogd(8)


The logger command is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compatible. DragonFly 4.3 June 6, 1993 DragonFly 4.3

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