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NAMEpostlog - Postfix-compatible logging utility
postlog [-iv] [-c config_dir] [-p priority] [-t tag] [text...]
DESCRIPTIONThe postlog(1) command implements a Postfix-compatible logging interface for use in, for example, shell scripts.
Logging is sent to syslogd(8); when the standard error stream is connected to a terminal, logging is sent there as well.
The following options are implemented:
- -c config_dir
- Read the main.cf configuration file in the named directory instead of the default configuration directory.
- Include the process ID in the logging tag.
- -p priority
- Specifies the logging severity: info (default), warn, error, fatal, or panic.
- -t tag
- 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 specified.
- Enable verbose logging for debugging purposes. Multiple -v options make the software increasingly verbose.
- Directory with the main.cf file.
The following main.cf parameters are especially relevant to this program.
The text below provides only a parameter summary. See postconf(5) for more details including examples.
- config_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
- The default location of the Postfix main.cf and master.cf configuration files.
- syslog_facility (mail)
- The syslog facility of Postfix logging.
- syslog_name (see 'postconf -d' output)
- The mail system name that is prepended to the process name in syslog records, so that "smtpd" becomes, for example, "postfix/smtpd".
The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.
Wietse Venema IBM T.J. Watson Research P.O. Box 704 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA
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