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openlog(3) [php man page]

OPENLOG(3)								 1								OPENLOG(3)

openlog - Open connection to system logger

SYNOPSIS
bool openlog (string $ident, int $option, int $facility) DESCRIPTION
openlog(3) opens a connection to the system logger for a program. The use of openlog(3) is optional. It will automatically be called by syslog(3) if necessary, in which case $ident will default to FALSE. PARAMETERS
o $ident - The string $ident is added to each message. o $option - The $option argument is used to indicate what logging options will be used when generating a log message. openlog(3) Options +-----------+---------------------------------------------------+ | Constant | | | | | | | Description | | | | +-----------+---------------------------------------------------+ | | | | LOG_CONS | | | | | | | if there is an error while sending data to the | | | system logger, write directly to the system con- | | | sole | | | | | | | |LOG_NDELAY | | | | | | | open the connection to the logger immediately | | | | | | | |LOG_ODELAY | | | | | | | (default) delay opening the connection until the | | | first message is logged | | | | | | | |LOG_PERROR | | | | | | | print log message also to standard error | | | | | | | | LOG_PID | | | | | | | include PID with each message | | | | +-----------+---------------------------------------------------+ You can use one or more of this options. When using multiple options you need to OR them, i.e. to open the connection immediately, write to the console and include the PID in each message, you will use: LOG_CONS | LOG_NDELAY | LOG_PID o $facility - The $facility argument is used to specify what type of program is logging the message. This allows you to specify (in your machine's syslog configuration) how messages coming from different facilities will be handled. openlog(3) Facilities +---------------------------+---------------------------------------------------+ | Constant | | | | | | | Description | | | | +---------------------------+---------------------------------------------------+ | | | | LOG_AUTH | | | | | | | security/authorization messages (use LOG_AUTH- | | | PRIV instead in systems where that constant is | | | defined) | | | | | | | | LOG_AUTHPRIV | | | | | | | security/authorization messages (private) | | | | | | | | LOG_CRON | | | | | | | clock daemon (cron and at) | | | | | | | | LOG_DAEMON | | | | | | | other system daemons | | | | | | | | LOG_KERN | | | | | | | kernel messages | | | | | | | |LOG_LOCAL0 ... LOG_LOCAL7 | | | | | | | reserved for local use, these are not available | | | in Windows | | | | | | | | LOG_LPR | | | | | | | line printer subsystem | | | | | | | | LOG_MAIL | | | | | | | mail subsystem | | | | | | | | LOG_NEWS | | | | | | | USENET news subsystem | | | | | | | | LOG_SYSLOG | | | | | | | messages generated internally by syslogd | | | | | | | | LOG_USER | | | | | | | generic user-level messages | | | | | | | | LOG_UUCP | | | | | | | UUCP subsystem | | | | +---------------------------+---------------------------------------------------+ Note LOG_USER is the only valid log type under Windows operating systems RETURN VALUES
Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. SEE ALSO
syslog(3), closelog(3). PHP Documentation Group OPENLOG(3)

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