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13. syslogd

syslogd is a system service that provides error logging facility. Messages are read from the UNIX domain socket `/dev/log', from an Internet domain socket specified in `/etc/services', and from the special device `/dev/klog' (to read kernel messages).

syslogd creates the file `/var/run/syslog.pid', and stores its process id there. This can be used to kill or reconfigure syslogd.

The message sent to syslogd should consist of a single line. The message can contain a priority code, which should be a preceding decimal number in angle braces, for example, <5>. This priority code should map into the priorities defined in the include file sys/syslog.h.


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