logsave



LOGSAVE(8)                                                          LOGSAVE(8)




NAME

       logsave - save the output of a command in a logfile


SYNOPSIS

       logsave [ -asv ] logfile cmd_prog [ ... ]


DESCRIPTION

       The  logsave  program  will  execute  cmd_prog with the specified argu-
       ment(s), and save a copy of its output to logfile.  If  the  containing
       directory  for logfile does not exist, logsave will accumulate the out-
       put in memory until it can be written out.  A copy of the  output  will
       also be written to standard output.

       If  cmd_prog is a single hyphen (’-’), then instead of executing a pro-
       gram, logsave will take its input from standard input and  save  it  in
       logfile

       logsave  is  useful for saving the output of initial boot scripts until
       the /var partition  is  mounted,  so  the  output  can  be  written  to
       /var/log.


OPTIONS

       -a     This  option  will  cause  the output to be appended to logfile,
              instead of replacing its current contents.

       -s     This option will cause logsave to skip writing to the  log  file
              text  which is bracketed with a control-A (ASCII 001 or Start of
              Header) and control-B (ASCII 002 or Start of Text).  This allows
              progress  bar  information to be visible to the user on the con-
              sole, while not being written to the log file.

       -v     This option will make logsave to be more verbose in  its  output
              to the user.


AUTHOR

       Theodore Ts’o (tytso@mit.edu)


SEE ALSO

       fsck(8)



E2fsprogs version 1.38             June 2005                        LOGSAVE(8)

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