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|splogger(8)||System Manager's Manual||splogger(8)|
splogger - make entries in syslog
splogger [ tag [ fac ] ]
splogger reads a series of messages and feeds them to syslog. At the front of each message it puts tag (default: splogger) and a numerical timestamp.
splogger checks for alert: or warning: at the beginning of each message. It selects a priority of LOG_ALERT, LOG_WARNING, or LOG_INFO accordingly.
splogger logs messages with facility fac. fac (default: 2) must be numeric.
splogger converts unprintable characters to question marks.
splogger does not log blank lines.
splogger folds messages after 800 characters, since syslog can't handle long messages. splogger uses a + after the timestamp to mark folded lines.
Note that the syslog mechanism is inherently unreliable: it does not guarantee that messages will be logged. It is also very slow.