MirBSD manpage: syslogc(8)

SYSLOGC(8)               BSD System Manager's Manual                SYSLOGC(8)


     syslogc - collect messages from syslog memory buffer


     syslogc [-Ccoq] [-s reporting_socket] logname
     syslogc [-Cc] logname
     syslogc -q


     syslogc collects messages from the syslogd(8) memory buffer specified by
     the logname argument.

     For syslogc to work, syslogd(8) must be configured with one or more
     memory buffer logs (see syslog.conf(5) for details) and have a reporting
     socket location specified on the commandline (using the -s option to

     By default, syslogc will query the specified log and return it to stan-
     dard output.

     The options are as follows:

     -C      Request that the log buffer be cleared without reading it.

     -c      Request that the log buffer be cleared once it has been read.

     -o      Check whether the specified log has overflowed. If the log has
             overflowed, then a message will be printed to stdout(4) and the
             exit status will be set to 1.

     -q      Request a list of available logs.

     -s reporting_socket
             Specify alternate reporting socket location (the default is


     syslog(3), syslog.conf(5), syslogd(8)


     The syslogc command first appeared in OpenBSD 3.5.

MirBSD #10-current             November 2, 2003                              1

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