initlogSection: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: Sun Jan 24 1999
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NAMEinitlog - log messages and events to the system logger
SYNOPSISinitlog [-cefnpqrs] [--cmd=ARG] [--event=ARG] [--facility=ARG] [--name=ARG] [--priority=ARG] [--run=ARG] [--string=ARG]
DESCRIPTIONinitlog logs messages and events to the system logger. It is mainly designed for use in init scripts. initlog reads a configuration file /etc/initlog.conf by default, to determine its settings. Any line preceded with a # is a comment, and the following configuration directives are recognized:
- facility <logging facility>
- Sets the default logging facility
- priority <logging priority>
- Sets the default logging priority
- ignore <regexp>
- Messages that match the regular expression will not be logged.
- initlog behavior can also be configured by command-line options.
Note that initlog is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.
- -c, --cmd=[program]
- Execute the specified program, logging anything output to stdout or stderr.
- -e, --event=[number]
Logs that the specified event happened. Used in conjuction
with --name. Currently specified events are:
- the action completed successfully
- the action failed
- the action was cancelled at user request
- the action failed due to the failure of a dependent action
- -f, --facility=[facility]
- Log at the specified syslog facility. The default is daemon (see syslog(3)).
- -n, --name=[string]
- Log the event under the specified string, such as "inetd".
- -p, --priority=[priority]
- Log at the specified syslog priority. The default is notice (see syslog(3)).
- Do not print the program's output, unless it exits with a non-zero exit code.
- -r, --run=[program]
- Execute the specified program, with an open file descriptor so that the program can pass back commands to initlog.
- -s, --string=[string]
- Log the specified string to the logger.
- Specifies an alternate configuration file.
SEE ALSOsyslog(3), logger(1)