initlog manpage

Search topic Section

initlog(8)		    System Manager's Manual		    initlog(8)

       initlog - log messages and events to the system logger

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

       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

       -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 conjunction 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

       -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

       -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.

	      Specifies an alternate configuration file.


       syslog(3), logger(1)

				Sun Jan 24 1999			    initlog(8)