LOGSAVE(8)                (August 2021)                LOGSAVE(8)

          logsave - save the output of a command in a logfile

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

          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

          If cmd_prog is a single hyphen ('-'), then instead of exe-
          cuting 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.

          -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 informa-
               tion 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.

          Theodore Ts'o (tytso@mit.edu)


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