elogd - Man Page

web server program for Electronic Logbook ELOG


elog [ -C url ] [ -c file ] [ -D ] [ -d directory ] [ -f file ] [ -k ] [ -l logbook ] [ -M ] [ -m ] [ -n hostname ]  [ -p port ] [ -S ]  [ -s directory ] [ -v ] [ -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. elogd is the daemon program serving as a simple web server for the ELOG system.


elogd accepts the following options:

-C url

clone remote elogd configuration

-c file

specify configuration file


become a daemon

-d directory

specify logbook root directory

-f file

specify PID file


synchronize with removing deleted entries


synchronize logbook(s) with remote server

-n host

host where elogd will run


do not use keep-alive

-l logbook

specify logbook for `-r' and `-w' commands

-p port

port where elogd will run


be silent

-s directory

specify resource directory (eg. themes, icons)


debugging output


enable execution of shell commands (unless compiled with this feature)

See Also


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


elogd is run under a separate user/group elog , by default. You might change it via Usr and Grp options in configuration file. The configuration and stylesheet files should be readable by that user.

Passwords are transferred over the network in plain text and therefore, are not secure. So if passwords are used elogd should be started with the SSL option in the configuration file for secure connections.


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), elog(1).

January 15, 2003