LOGSAVE(8)                 System Manager's Manual                LOGSAVE(8)

NAME         top

       logsave - save the output of a command in a logfile

SYNOPSIS         top

       logsave [ -asv ] logfile cmd_prog [ ... ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       The logsave program will execute cmd_prog with the specified
       argument(s), and save a copy of its output to logfile.  If the
       containing directory for logfile does not exist, logsave will
       accumulate the output in memory until it can be written out.  A copy
       of the output will also be written to standard output.

       If cmd_prog is a single hyphen ('-'), then instead of executing a
       program, logsave will take its input from standard input and save it
       in logfile

       logsave is useful for saving the output of initial boot scripts until
       the /var partition is mounted, so the output can be written to

OPTIONS         top

       -a     This option will cause the output to be appended to logfile,
              instead of replacing its current contents.

       -s     This option will cause logsave to skip writing to the log file
              text which is bracketed with a control-A (ASCII 001 or Start
              of Header) and control-B (ASCII 002 or Start of Text).  This
              allows progress bar information to be visible to the user on
              the console, while not being written to the log file.

       -v     This option will make logsave to be more verbose in its output
              to the user.

AUTHOR         top

       Theodore Ts'o (

SEE ALSO         top


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