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ost::Slog

ost::Slog

Section: C Library Functions (3) Updated: 16 Feb 2010
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NAME

ost::Slog -

The slog class is used to stream messages to the system's logging facility (syslogd).

 

SYNOPSIS


#include <slog.h>  

Public Types


enum Class { classSecurity, classAudit, classDaemon, classUser, classDefault, classLocal0, classLocal1, classLocal2, classLocal3, classLocal4, classLocal5, classLocal6, classLocal7 }

enum Level { levelEmergency = 1, levelAlert, levelCritical, levelError, levelWarning, levelNotice, levelInfo, levelDebug }

typedef enum ost::Slog::Class Class

typedef enum ost::Slog::Level Level
 

Public Member Functions


Slog (void)
Default (and only) constructor.
virtual ~Slog (void)

void close (void)

void open (const char *ident, Class grp=classUser)
(re)opens the output stream.
Slog & operator() (const char *ident, Class grp=classUser, Level level=levelError)
Sets the log identifier, level, and class to use for subsequent output.
Slog & operator() (Level level, Class grp=classDefault)
Changes the log level and class to use for subsequent output.
Slog & operator() (void)
Does nothing except return *this.
void error (const char *format,...)
Print a formatted syslog string.
void warn (const char *format,...)
Print a formatted syslog string.
void debug (const char *format,...)
Print a formatted syslog string.
void emerg (const char *format,...)
Print a formatted syslog string.
void alert (const char *format,...)
Print a formatted syslog string.
void critical (const char *format,...)
Print a formatted syslog string.
void notice (const char *format,...)
Print a formatted syslog string.
void info (const char *format,...)
Print a formatted syslog string.
void level (Level enable)
Sets the logging level.
void clogEnable (bool f=true)
Enables or disables the echoing of the messages to clog in addition to the syslog daemon.
Slog & warn (void)

Slog & error (void)

Slog & debug (void)

Slog & emerg (void)

Slog & alert (void)

Slog & critical (void)

Slog & notice (void)

Slog & info (void)
 

Protected Member Functions


int overflow (int c)
This is the streambuf function that actually outputs the data to the device.  

Detailed Description

The slog class is used to stream messages to the system's logging facility (syslogd).

A default slog object is used to avoid confusion with the native syslog facility and to imply a logical relationship to the C++ clog().

The key difference is that the slog object sends it's output to the system logging daemon (typically syslogd) rather than through stderr. slog can be streamed with the << operator just like clog; a default slog object is pre-initialized, and you stream character data to it.

The slog allows one to specify logging levels and other properties through the () operators. Hence, once can do:


 slog('mydaemon', SLOG_DAEMON, SLOG_EMERGENCY) << I just died << endl; 

or things like:


 slog('mydaemon', SLOG_DAEMON);
 slog(SLOG_INFO) << 'daemon initalized' << endl; 

The intent is to be as common-place and as convenient to use as the stderr based clog facility found in C++, and this is especially useful for C++ daemons.

The std::flush manipulator doesn't work. Either the std::endl or std::ends manipulators must be used to cause the output to be sent to the daemon.

When this class is used on a system that doesn't have the syslog headers (i.e. a non-posix win32 box), the output goes to the a file with the same name as the syslog identifier string with '.log' appended to it. If the identifier string ends in '.exe', the '.exe' is removed before the '.log' is appened. (e.g. the identifier foo.exe will generate a log file named foo.log)

Author:

David Sugar <dyfet@ostel.com>
Minor docs & hacks by Jon Little <littlej@arlut.utexas.edu>

system logging facility class.  

Member Typedef Documentation

 

typedef enum ost::Slog::Class ost::Slog::Class

 

typedef enum ost::Slog::Level ost::Slog::Level

 

Member Enumeration Documentation

 

enum ost::Slog::Class

Enumerator:

classSecurity
classAudit
classDaemon
classUser
classDefault
classLocal0
classLocal1
classLocal2
classLocal3
classLocal4
classLocal5
classLocal6
classLocal7

 

enum ost::Slog::Level

Enumerator:

levelEmergency
levelAlert
levelCritical
levelError
levelWarning
levelNotice
levelInfo
levelDebug

 

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

 

ost::Slog::Slog (void)

Default (and only) constructor. The default log level is set to SLOG_DEBUG. There is no default log facility set. One should be set before attempting any output. This is done by the open() or the operator()(const char*, Class, Level) functions.  

virtual ost::Slog::~Slog (void) [virtual]

 

Member Function Documentation

 

Slog& ost::Slog::alert (void) [inline]

References levelAlert.  

void ost::Slog::alert (const char * format, ...)

Print a formatted syslog string. Parameters:

format string.

 

void ost::Slog::clogEnable (bool f = true) [inline]

Enables or disables the echoing of the messages to clog in addition to the syslog daemon. This is enabled by the default class constructor.

Parameters:

f true to enable, false to disable clog output

Examples: slogTest.cpp.  

void ost::Slog::close (void)

 

Slog& ost::Slog::critical (void) [inline]

References levelCritical.  

void ost::Slog::critical (const char * format, ...)

Print a formatted syslog string. Parameters:

format string.

 

Slog& ost::Slog::debug (void) [inline]

References levelDebug.  

void ost::Slog::debug (const char * format, ...)

Print a formatted syslog string. Parameters:

format string.

 

Slog& ost::Slog::emerg (void) [inline]

References levelEmergency.  

void ost::Slog::emerg (const char * format, ...)

Print a formatted syslog string. Parameters:

format string.

 

Slog& ost::Slog::error (void) [inline]

References levelError.  

void ost::Slog::error (const char * format, ...)

Print a formatted syslog string. Parameters:

format string.

 

Slog& ost::Slog::info (void) [inline]

References levelInfo.  

void ost::Slog::info (const char * format, ...)

Print a formatted syslog string. Parameters:

format string.

 

void ost::Slog::level (Level enable) [inline]

Sets the logging level. Parameters:

enable is the logging level to use for further output

 

Slog& ost::Slog::notice (void) [inline]

References levelNotice.  

void ost::Slog::notice (const char * format, ...)

Print a formatted syslog string. Parameters:

format string.

 

void ost::Slog::open (const char * ident, Class grp = classUser)

(re)opens the output stream. Parameters:

ident The identifier portion of the message sent to the syslog daemon.
grp The log facility the message is sent to

 

Slog& ost::Slog::operator() (void)

Does nothing except return *this.  

Slog& ost::Slog::operator() (Level level, Class grp = classDefault)

Changes the log level and class to use for subsequent output. Parameters:

level The log level of the message
grp The log facility the message is sent to

 

Slog& ost::Slog::operator() (const char * ident, Class grp = classUser, Level level = levelError)

Sets the log identifier, level, and class to use for subsequent output. Parameters:

ident The identifier portion of the message
grp The log facility the message is sent to
level The log level of the message

 

int ost::Slog::overflow (int c) [protected]

This is the streambuf function that actually outputs the data to the device. Since all output should be done with the standard ostream operators, this function should never be called directly.  

Slog& ost::Slog::warn (void) [inline]

References levelWarning.  

void ost::Slog::warn (const char * format, ...)

Print a formatted syslog string. Parameters:

format string.

 

Author

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
Public Types
Public Member Functions
Protected Member Functions
Detailed Description
Member Typedef Documentation
typedef enum ost::Slog::Class ost::Slog::Class
typedef enum ost::Slog::Level ost::Slog::Level
Member Enumeration Documentation
enum ost::Slog::Class
enum ost::Slog::Level
Constructor & Destructor Documentation
ost::Slog::Slog (void)
virtual ost::Slog::~Slog (void) [virtual]
Member Function Documentation
Slog& ost::Slog::alert (void) [inline]
void ost::Slog::alert (const char * format, ...)
void ost::Slog::clogEnable (bool f = true) [inline]
void ost::Slog::close (void)
Slog& ost::Slog::critical (void) [inline]
void ost::Slog::critical (const char * format, ...)
Slog& ost::Slog::debug (void) [inline]
void ost::Slog::debug (const char * format, ...)
Slog& ost::Slog::emerg (void) [inline]
void ost::Slog::emerg (const char * format, ...)
Slog& ost::Slog::error (void) [inline]
void ost::Slog::error (const char * format, ...)
Slog& ost::Slog::info (void) [inline]
void ost::Slog::info (const char * format, ...)
void ost::Slog::level (Level enable) [inline]
Slog& ost::Slog::notice (void) [inline]
void ost::Slog::notice (const char * format, ...)
void ost::Slog::open (const char * ident, Class grp = classUser)
Slog& ost::Slog::operator() (void)
Slog& ost::Slog::operator() (Level level, Class grp = classDefault)
Slog& ost::Slog::operator() (const char * ident, Class grp = classUser, Level level = levelError)
int ost::Slog::overflow (int c) [protected]
Slog& ost::Slog::warn (void) [inline]
void ost::Slog::warn (const char * format, ...)
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