how to use logger in Linux.

There is a unitility called logger. I would like to use it. I want to log the info: "The process is starting."
logger -t BACKUP -f //tmp//backup.log message The process is starting.
No error message shown up in screen or in backup.log, but no infomation was logged in either. How
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Todd MummertCommented:

logger doesn't work the way you think it does.   It's an interface to the SYSLOG system logger

the [-f fname] flag   takes each line from fname  and puts it in SYSLOG (may be /var/log/syslog on your machine)

if there is a message provided, the [-f fname] option appears to be ignored

So, in /var/log/syslog  you probably have lines of the form

date host BACKUP: message The process is starting.


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Monis MontherSystem ArchitectCommented:
you will find your log message in /var/log/messages

you can check your /var/log/messages |grep BACKUP (your tag) to get all messages generated by it

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