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NAME

       logger - make entries in the system log


SYNOPSIS

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


DESCRIPTION

       Logger  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  pri-
                     ority  may  be  specified  numerically  or  as a ''facil-
                     ity.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.

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


SEE ALSO

       syslog(3), syslogd(8)


STANDARDS

       The logger command is expected to be POSIX 1003.2 compatible.



GNO                              21 June 1998                        LOGGER(1)

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