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POSTLOG(1)                  General Commands Manual                 POSTLOG(1)




NAME
       postlog - Postfix-compatible logging utility

SYNOPSIS
       postlog [-iv] [-c config_dir] [-p priority] [-t tag] [text...]

DESCRIPTION
       The postlog(1) command implements a Postfix-compatible logging
       interface for use in, for example, shell scripts.

       By default, postlog(1) logs the text given on the command line as one
       record. If no text is specified on the command line, postlog(1) reads
       from standard input and logs each input line as one record.

       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.

       -i     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.

       -v     Enable verbose logging for debugging purposes. Multiple -v
              options make the software increasingly verbose.

ENVIRONMENT

       MAIL_CONFIG
              Directory with the main.cf file.

CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS
       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".

SEE ALSO
       postconf(5), configuration parameters
       syslogd(8), syslog daemon

LICENSE
       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

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



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