initlog(1) -- Linux man page



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 preceded 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.



-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 conjuction with --name. Currently specified events are:
the action completed successfully
the action failed
the action was cancelled at user request
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 syslog(3)).
-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 syslog(3)).
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)