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       logsave - save the output of a command in a logfile


       logsave [ -asv ] logfile cmd_prog [ ... ]


       The   logsave   program   will  execute  cmd_prog  with  the  specified
       argument(s), and save  a  copy  of  its  output  to  logfile.   If  the
       containing   directory   for  logfile  does  not  exist,  logsave  will
       accumulate the output in memory until it can be written out.  A copy of
       the output will also be written to standard output.

       If  cmd_prog  is  a  single  hyphen  ('-'), then instead of executing a
       program, logsave will take its input from standard input and save it in

       logsave  is  useful for saving the output of initial boot scripts until
       the /var partition  is  mounted,  so  the  output  can  be  written  to


       -a     This  option  will  cause  the output to be appended to logfile,
              instead of replacing its current contents.

       -s     This option will cause logsave to skip writing to the  log  file
              text  which is bracketed with a control-A (ASCII 001 or Start of
              Header) and control-B (ASCII 002 or Start of Text).  This allows
              progress  bar  information  to  be  visible  to  the user on the
              console, while not being written to the log file.

       -v     This option will make logsave to be more verbose in  its  output
              to the user.


       Theodore Ts'o (