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logger [options ] [messages ]

Solaris only. Log messages to the system log. Command-line messages are logged if provided. Otherwise, messages are read and logged, line-by-line, from the file provided via -f . If no such file is given, logger reads messages from standard input.


-f file

Read and log messages from file .


Log the process ID of the logger process with each message.

-p priority

Log each message with the given priority . Priorities have the form facility . level . The default is user.notice . See syslog (3) for more information.

-t tag

Add tag to each message line.


Warn about upcoming trouble:

logger -p user.emerg 'Incoming Klingon battleship!'

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