logger - add entries to the system log


     /usr/ucb/logger [-f filename] [-i] [-p priority] [-t tag] mm


     The logger utility provides a  method  for  adding  one-line
     entries to the system log file from the command line. One or
     more message arguments can be given on the command line,  in
     which  case  each  is  logged  immediately.  If  message  is
     unspecified, either the file indicated with -f or the  stan-
     dard input is added to the log. Otherwise, a filename can be
     specified, in which case each line in the file is logged. If
     neither  is  specified,  logger reads and logs messages on a
     line-by-line basis from the standard input.


     The following options are supported:

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

     -f filename
           Use the contents of filename as the message to log.

     -p priority
           Enter the message with  the  specified  priority.  The
           message priority can be specified numerically, or as a
           facility.level pair.  For  example,  `-p  local3.info'
           assigns  the message priority to the info level in the
           local3 facility. The default priority is user.notice.

     -t tag
           Mark each line added to the  log  with  the  specified


     Example 1: Logging a message

     The command:

     example% logger System rebooted

     will log the message `System rebooted' to  the  facility  at
     priority  notice  to be treated by syslogd as other messages
     to the facility notice are.

     Example 2: Logging messages from a file

     The command:

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

     will read from the file /dev/idmc and will log each line  in
     that  file  as  a message with the tag `HOSTIDM' at priority
     notice to be treated by syslogd as  other  messages  to  the
     facility local0 are.


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWscpu                    |


     syslogd(1M), syslog(3C), attributes(5)

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