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     stdsyslog — log a program's output to the system log


     stdsyslog [-d fd:level] [-f facility] [-p pidfile] cmd [args...]
     stdsyslog -f list
     stdsyslog -l
     stdsyslog -V | -h


     The stdsyslog utility executes a program, reads everything that it outputs to a set of file
     descriptors (by default the standard output and standard error streams) and logs it to the
     system log.

     The stdsyslog utility may be passed the following options:

     -d      Specify the level for messages on a file descriptor; may (and probably should) be
             used more than once.  If no -d options are specified, stdsyslog will assume “-d
             1:info -d 2:err”, i.e. log the program's standard output using the “info” level and
             the errors using the “err” one.

     -f      Specify the syslog facility to use, or “list” for a list of the available values.
             If not specified, stdsyslog will use the “daemon” facility.

     -h      Display program usage information and exit.

     -l      List the available syslog levels.

     -p      Specify the file to write the child process ID to.

     -V      Display program version information and exit.


     The following examples are shown as given to the shell.

     Log the string “information” to the “daemon:info” syslog facility:

           stdsyslog echo information

     Log the string “error” to the “local4:err” facility:

           stdsyslog -f local4 sh -c 'echo error 1>&2'

     Run the “sprog” program with two arguments, “some” and “args”, store its process ID into the file and log the messages appearing on its standard output to “daemon:info” and
     the ones on its standard error stream to “daemon:err”:

           stdsyslog -p -d 1:info -d 2:crit sprog some args


     logger(1), syslog(3)


     Planned or at least possible enhancements:

     *  Command-line flags to specify openlog(3) options.

     *  Command-line flags to specify patterns for text appearing on some file descriptors for
        possibly logging with another priority, e.g.  lines appearing on the standard error
        stream starting with “DBG:” should be logged with the debug priority.