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NAME

       setlogmask - set log priority mask

SYNOPSIS

       #include <syslog.h>

       int setlogmask(int mask);

DESCRIPTION

       A  process has a log priority mask that determines which calls to syslog(3) may be logged.
       All other calls will be ignored.  Logging is enabled for  the  priorities  that  have  the
       corresponding  bit  set in mask.  The initial mask is such that logging is enabled for all
       priorities.

       The setlogmask() function sets this logmask for  the  calling  process,  and  returns  the
       previous mask.  If the mask argument is 0, the current logmask is not modified.

       The eight priorities are LOG_EMERG, LOG_ALERT, LOG_CRIT, LOG_ERR, LOG_WARNING, LOG_NOTICE,
       LOG_INFO, and LOG_DEBUG.  The bit corresponding to a  priority  p  is  LOG_MASK(p).   Some
       systems  also provide a macro LOG_UPTO(p) for the mask of all priorities in the above list
       up to and including p.

RETURN VALUE

       This function returns the previous log priority mask.

ERRORS

       None.

CONFORMING TO

       POSIX.1-2001.  Note that the description in POSIX.1-2001 is flawed.

SEE ALSO

       closelog(3), openlog(3), syslog(3)

COLOPHON

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                                            2001-10-05                              SETLOGMASK(3)