elog - Man Page

utility program for Electronic Logbook ELOG


elog -a attribute=value [ -e id ] [ -f file... ] -h host [ -l logbook ] [ -m textfile ] [ -p port ] [ -r id ] [ -s subdir ] [ -u username password ] [ -v ] [ -w password ] message  [ -x ]


The Electronic Logbook ELOG can be used to store and retrieve messages through a Web interface. Depending on the configuration, the ELOG system can host one or more logbooks which are stored in separate sections on the server. elog is the standalone client program which can be used from the command line to interact with the ELOG daemon (elogd). The elog message can either be submitted on the command line or piped through `stdin' or in a file with the `-m' flag.  For the former case, message with blanks must be enclosed in quotes.  Multiple attributes can be specified as well as several attachments. The password must match the write password defined on the server. If user level access is defined on the server (via the `Password file' option), a valid user name / password pair must be specified with the `-u' option.

The elog program makes it possible to submit logbook entries automatically by the system or from scripts. In some shift logbooks this feature is used to enter alarm messages automatically into the logbook.


elog accepts the following options:

-a attribute=value

set attribute to value

-e id

edit existing message of id

-f file...

attach files while submitting

-h host

host where elogd is running

-l logbook

name of logbook or experiment

-m textfile

submit message from textfile

-p port

port where elogd is running

-r id

reply to existing message of id

-s dir

directory where logbooks reside

-u username password

username and password


verbose output

-w password

write password defined on server


suppress email notification

See Also


The full documentation for ELOG is maintained as an html manual. You can reach it from the package document directory.


Written by Stefan Ritt <stefan.ritt@psi.ch>.

This manual page was written by Recai Oktas <roktas@omu.edu.tr>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Referenced By

elconv(1), elogd(8).

January 15, 2002