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
facility <logging facility>
Sets the default logging facility
priority <logging priority>
Sets the default logging priority
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
Execute the specified program, logging anything output to stdout
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
Log at the specified syslog facility. The default is daemon (see
Log the event under the specified string, such as "inetd".
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.
Execute the specified program, with an open file descriptor so
that the program can pass back commands to initlog.
Log the specified string to the logger.
Specifies an alternate configuration file.
Sun Jan 24 1999 initlog(8)
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