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BSD 2.11 - man page for logger (bsd section 1)

LOGGER(1)				       General Commands Manual					    LOGGER(1)

NAME
logger - make entries in the system log
SYNOPSIS
logger [ -t tag ] [ -p pri ] [ -i ] [ -f file ] [ message ... ]
ARGUMENTS
-t tag Mark every line in the log with the specified tag. -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.'' -i Log the process id of the logger process with each line. -f file Log the specified file. message The message to log; if not specified, the -f file or standard input is logged.
DESCRIPTION
Logger provides a program interface to the syslog(3) system log module. A message can be given on the command line, which is logged immediately, or a file is read and each line is logged.
EXAMPLES
logger System rebooted logger -p local0.notice -t HOSTIDM -f /dev/idmc
SEE ALSO
syslog(3), syslogd(8) 4.3 Berkeley Distribution September 17, 1985 LOGGER(1)


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