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LOGGER(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		     LOGGER(1)

NAME
     logger -- make entries in the system log

SYNOPSIS
     logger [-is] [-f file] [-p	pri] [-t tag] [message ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The logger	utility	provides a shell command interface to the syslog(3)
     system log	module.

     The options are as	follows:

     -f	file  Read from	the specified file.

     -i	      Log the process ID of the	logger process with each line.

     -p	pri   Enter the	message	with the specified priority.  The priority may
	      be specified numerically or as a "facility.level"	pair.  For ex-
	      ample, "-p local3.info" logs the message(s) as informational
	      level in the local3 facility.  The default is "user.notice".

     -s	      Log the message to standard error, as well as the	system log.

     -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	utility	is compliant with the IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 ("POSIX.1")
     specification.

     The flags [-ifpst]	are extensions to that specification.

BSD				 June 5, 2013				   BSD

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