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LOGGER(1)										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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