Provided by: stdsyslog_0.03.3-2_amd64
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 sprog.pid 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 sprog.pid -d 1:info -d 2:crit sprog some args
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.