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syslog.h - definitions for system error logging
The <syslog.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants, zero or more of which may be ORed together to form the logopt option of openlog():
The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.
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 following symbolic constants shall be defined as possible values of 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 following shall be declared as 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 following constants shall be defined as possible values for 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.
void closelog(void); void openlog(const char *, int, int); int setlogmask(int); void syslog(int, const char *, ...);
The following sections are informative.
The System Interfaces volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, closelog()
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. 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.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .
|IEEE/The Open Group||<syslog.h> (P)||2003|