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POSTLOG(1)                                                          POSTLOG(1)

       postlog - Postfix-compatible logging utility

       <b>postlog</b>  [<b>-iv</b>]  [<b>-c</b>  <i>config</i><b>_</b><i>dir</i>]  [<b>-p</b>  <i>priority</i><b>]  [-t</b> <i>tag</i>]

       The <a href="postlog.1.html"><b>postlog</b>(1)</a>  command  implements  a  Postfix-compatible
       logging  interface for use in, for example, shell scripts.

       By default, <a href="postlog.1.html"><b>postlog</b>(1)</a> logs the <i>text</i> given on the  command
       line as one record. If no <i>text</i> is specified on the command
       line, <a href="postlog.1.html"><b>postlog</b>(1)</a> reads from standard input and  logs  each
       input line as one record.

       Logging  is  sent  to  <b>syslogd</b>(8); when the standard error
       stream is connected to a terminal, logging is  sent  there
       as well.

       The following options are implemented:

       <b>-c</b> <i>config</i><b>_</b><i>dir</i>
              Read  the  <a href="postconf.5.html"><b></b></a>  configuration file in the named
              directory  instead  of  the  default  configuration

       <b>-i</b>     Include the process ID in the logging tag.

       <b>-p</b> <i>priority</i>
              Specifies  the  logging  severity:  <b>info</b> (default),
              <b>warn</b>, <b>error</b>, <b>fatal</b>, or <b>panic</b>.

       <b>-t</b> <i>tag</i> Specifies the logging tag, that is, the identifying
              name  that appears at the beginning of each logging
              record. A default tag is used when none  is  speci-

       <b>-v</b>     Enable verbose logging for debugging purposes. Mul-
              tiple <b>-v</b> options  make  the  software  increasingly

              Directory with the <a href="postconf.5.html"><b></b></a> file.

       The  following  <a href="postconf.5.html"><b></b></a> parameters are especially relevant
       to this program.

       The text below provides  only  a  parameter  summary.  See
       <a href="postconf.5.html"><b>postconf</b>(5)</a> for more details including examples.

       <b><a href="postconf.5.html#config_directory">config_directory</a> (see 'postconf -d' output)</b>
              The  default  location  of  the Postfix <a href="postconf.5.html"></a> and
              <a href="master.5.html"></a> configuration files.

       <b><a href="postconf.5.html#syslog_facility">syslog_facility</a> (mail)</b>
              The syslog facility of Postfix logging.

       <b><a href="postconf.5.html#syslog_name">syslog_name</a> (see 'postconf -d' output)</b>
              The mail system  name  that  is  prepended  to  the
              process  name  in  syslog  records, so that "smtpd"
              becomes, for example, "postfix/smtpd".

<b>SEE ALSO</b>
       <a href="postconf.5.html">postconf(5)</a>, configuration parameters
       syslogd(8), syslog daemon

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       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

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