lr_run(1) run a Lire program and deal with the logging output


lr_run program arguments


lr_run runs program, and redirects program's stderr output to logger(1). It parses programs logging output, and sets logger(1)'s flags accordingly.

lr_run gets configuration from sysconfdir/lire/defaults. In case 'lr_logging_method' is set to 'stderr', logger(1) is not involved: logging output gets redirected to stderr. In case 'lr_debug' is set to the empty string, messages with loglevel debug and info get suppressed. The configuration variable 'lr_logging_facility' is used to find logger(1)'s facility.


program's output on stderr should be in format superservice service id programname level message. level should be one of: emerg (system is unusable), alert (action must be taken immediately), crit (critical conditions), err (error conditions), warning (warning conditions), notice (normal, but significant, condition), info (informational message), debug (debug-level message). See syslog(3).

id can be used to tag each Lire job, so that these can get tracked. programname should be the name of the program which generated the log line.


To process a Postfix log and display the report as text, use

 $ lr_run lr_log2report postfix < /var/log/mail.log

To process a Postfix log and create the report in HTML (packed up in a tar archive), use:

 $ lr_run lr_log2report -o html postfix < /var/log/mail.log > postfix.tar


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Rudi Sluijtman, for sharing some thoughts on shell scripting.


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