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LOGGER(1)               FreeBSD General Commands Manual              LOGGER(1)

NAME
     logger -- make entries in the system log

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

DESCRIPTION
     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 port
             Send the message to the specified port number on a remote system,
             which can be specified as a service name or as a decimal number.
             The default is ``syslog''.  If an unknown service name is used,
             logger prints a warning and falls back to port 514.

     -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.

EXIT STATUS
     The logger utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

EXAMPLES
           logger System rebooted

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

SEE ALSO
     syslog(3), syslogd(8)

STANDARDS
     The logger command is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') com-
     patible.

FreeBSD 6.2                     August 2, 2006                     FreeBSD 6.2

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