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syslog.h(0P)              POSIX Programmer's Manual             syslog.h(0P)

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       corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or
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       syslog.h — definitions for system error logging

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       #include <syslog.h>

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       The <syslog.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants,
       zero or more of which may be OR'ed together to form the logopt option
       of openlog():

       LOG_PID       Log the process ID with each message.

       LOG_CONS      Log to the system console on error.

       LOG_NDELAY    Connect to syslog daemon immediately.

       LOG_ODELAY    Delay open until syslog() is called.

       LOG_NOWAIT    Do not wait for child processes.

       The <syslog.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants
       for use as the facility argument to openlog():

       LOG_KERN      Reserved for message generated by the system.

       LOG_USER      Message generated by a process.

       LOG_MAIL      Reserved for message generated by mail system.

       LOG_NEWS      Reserved for message generated by news system.

       LOG_UUCP      Reserved for message generated by UUCP system.

       LOG_DAEMON    Reserved for message generated by system daemon.

       LOG_AUTH      Reserved for message generated by authorization daemon.

       LOG_CRON      Reserved for message generated by clock daemon.

       LOG_LPR       Reserved for message generated by printer system.

       LOG_LOCAL0    Reserved for local use.

       LOG_LOCAL1    Reserved for local use.

       LOG_LOCAL2    Reserved for local use.

       LOG_LOCAL3    Reserved for local use.

       LOG_LOCAL4    Reserved for local use.

       LOG_LOCAL5    Reserved for local use.

       LOG_LOCAL6    Reserved for local use.

       LOG_LOCAL7    Reserved for local use.

       The <syslog.h> header shall define the following macros for
       constructing the maskpri argument to setlogmask().  The following
       macros expand to an expression of type int when the argument pri is
       an expression of type int:

       LOG_MASK(pri) A mask for priority pri.

       The <syslog.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants
       for use as the priority argument of syslog():

       LOG_EMERG     A panic condition was reported to all processes.

       LOG_ALERT     A condition that should be corrected immediately.

       LOG_CRIT      A critical condition.

       LOG_ERR       An error message.

       LOG_WARNING   A warning message.

       LOG_NOTICE    A condition requiring special handling.

       LOG_INFO      A general information message.

       LOG_DEBUG     A message useful for debugging programs.

       The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined
       as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.

           void  closelog(void);
           void  openlog(const char *, int, int);
           int   setlogmask(int);
           void  syslog(int, const char *, ...);

       The following sections are informative.

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       None.

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       None.

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       None.

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       The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, closelog(3p)

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       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
       Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
       Group.  (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
       applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and
       the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and
       The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original
       Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the
       source files to man page format. To report such errors, see
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .

IEEE/The Open Group                 2013                        syslog.h(0P)