logsave(8) — Linux manual page


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 /var/log.

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 (tytso@mit.edu)

SEE ALSO         top


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E2fsprogs version 1.47.0      February 2023                   LOGSAVE(8)

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