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

NAME
     logger -- a shell command interface to the	syslog(3) system log module

SYNOPSIS
     logger [-isd] [-f file] [-p pri] [-t tag] [-u socket] [message ...]

DESCRIPTION
     Logger makes entries in the system	log.  It provides a shell command
     interface to the syslog(3)	system log module.

     Options:

     -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.

     -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.

     -u	sock  Write to socket as specified with	socket instead of builtin sys-
	      log routines.

     -d	      Use a datagram instead of	a stream connection to this socket.

     --	      End the argument list. This is to	allow the message to start
	      with a hyphen (-).

     message  Write the	message	to log;	if not specified, and the -f flag is
	      not provided, standard input is logged.

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

     Valid facility names are: auth, authpriv (for security information	of a
     sensitive nature),	cron, daemon, ftp, kern, lpr, mail, news, security
     (deprecated synonym for auth), syslog, user, uucp,	and local0 to local7,
     inclusive.

     Valid level names are): alert, crit, debug, emerg,	err, error (deprecated
     synonym for err), info, notice, panic (deprecated synonym for emerg),
     warning, warn (deprecated synonym for warning).  For the priority order
     and intended purposes of these levels, see	syslog(3).

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.

4.3 Berkeley Distribution	 June 6, 1993	     4.3 Berkeley Distribution

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