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       elogd - web server program for Electronic Logbook ELOG


       elog  [  -a password ] [ -C url ] [ -c file ] [ -D ] [ -d directory ] [
       -f file ] [ -k ] [ -l logbook ] [ -M ] [ -m ] [ -n hostname ] [ -p port
       ] [ -r password ] [ -S ] [ -s directory ] [ -v ] [ -w password ] [ -x ]


       The Electronic Logbook ELOG can be used to store and retrieve  messages
       through  a  Web  interface.  Depending  on  the configuration, the ELOG
       system can host one or more  logbooks  which  are  stored  in  separate
       sections  on  the  server.   elogd  is  the daemon program serving as a
       simple web server for the ELOG system.


       elogd accepts the following options:

       -a password
              create/overwrite admin password in config file

       -C url clone remote elogd configuration

       -c file
              specify configuration file

       -D     become a daemon

       -d directory
              specify logbook root directory

       -f file
              specify PID file

       -M     synchronize with removing deleted entries

       -m     synchronize logbook(s) with remote server

       -n host
              host where elogd will run

       -k     do not use keep-alive

       -l logbook
              specify logbook for ‘-r’ and ‘-w’ commands

       -p port
              port where elogd will run

       -r password
              create/overwrite read password in config file

       -S     be silent

       -s directory
              specify resource directory (eg. themes, icons)

       -v     debugging output

       -w password
              create/overwrite write password in config file

       -x     enable execution of shell commands (unless  compiled  with  this



       The  full  documentation  for ELOG is maintained as an html manual. You
       can reach it from the package document directory.


       elogd is run under a seperate user/group elog , by default.  You  might
       change   it  via  Usr  and  Grp  options  in  configuration  file.  The
       configuration and stylesheet files should be readable by that user.

       Passwords are transferred over the network in plain text and therefore,
       are  not  secure.  Although  the  elogd program does not support secure
       connections over SSL directly, an SSL encryption wrapper  like  stunnel
       might be used for this purpose.


       Written by Stefan Ritt <>.

       This  manual  page  was written by Recai Oktas <>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                               January 15, 2003                       ELOGD(8)