initlog



initlog(8)                                                          initlog(8)




NAME

       initlog - log messages and events to the system logger


SYNOPSIS

       initlog    [-cefnpqrs]   [--cmd=ARG]   [--event=ARG]   [--facility=ARG]
       [--name=ARG] [--priority=ARG] [--run=ARG] [--string=ARG]


DESCRIPTION

       initlog 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  pre-
       ceded 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.


   OPTIONS
       -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:
               1  the action completed successfully
               2  the action failed
               3  the action was cancelled at user request
               4  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)).

       -q     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.

       --conf=[file]
              Specifies an alternate configuration file.


FILES

       /etc/initlog.conf


SEE ALSO

       syslog(3), logger(1)



                                Sun Jan 24 1999                     initlog(8)

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