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logger


NAME
     logger - add entries to the system log

SYNOPSIS
     logger [-i] [-f file] [-p priority] [-t tag] [message] ...

DESCRIPTION
     The logger command provides a  method  for  adding  one-line
     entries to the system log file from the command line. One or
     more message arguments can be given on the command line,  in
     which  case  each is logged immediately. If this is unspeci-
     fied, either the file indicated  with  -f  or  the  standard
     input  is added to the log.  Otherwise, a file can be speci-
     fied, in which case each line in the file is logged. If nei-
     ther  is  specified,  logger  reads  and  logs messages on a
     line-by-line basis from the standard input.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported:

     -ffile          Uses the contents of file as the message  to
                     log.



     -i              Logs the process ID of  the  logger  process
                     with each line.



     -ppriority      Enters the message with the specified prior-
                     ity.  The  message priority can be specified
                     numerically, or as  a  facility.level  pair.
                     For  example,  `-p  local3.info' assigns the
                     message priority to the info  level  in  the
                     local3  facility.   The  default priority is
                     user.notice.



     -ttag           Marks each line added to the  log  with  the
                     specified tag.



OPERANDS
     The following operand is supported:

     message         One of the string arguments  whose  contents
                     are  concatenated  together,  in  the  order
                     specified, separated by single space charac-
                     ters.

EXAMPLES
     Example 1: Examples of the logger command

     The following example:

     example% logger System rebooted

     logs the message `System rebooted' to the  default  priority
     level  notice to be treated by syslogd as are other messages
     to the facility  user.

     The next example:

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

     reads from the file /dev/idmc and logs  each  line  in  that
     file  as  a message with the tag `HOSTIDM' at priority level
     notice to be treated by syslogd as are other messages to the
     facility local0.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
     See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment
     variables that affect the execution of logger: LANG, LC_ALL,
     LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS
     The following exit values are returned:

     0        Successful completion.



     >0       An error occurred.



ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Interface Stability         | Standard                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


SEE ALSO
     mailx(1), write(1), syslogd(1M), syslog(3C),  attributes(5),
     environ (5), standards(5)

Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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