logsave

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



NAME
       logsave - save the output of a command in a logfile

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

DESCRIPTION
       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
       -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
       Theodore Ts'o (tytso@mit.edu)

SEE ALSO
       fsck(8)



E2fsprogs version 1.46.4           August 2021                        LOGSAVE(8)