I am using initlog tool in a cron file to write the output of ntpq -p command in syslog.. But initlog command has been deprecated in RHEL6.

Now, I want know the alternative of initlog command in RHEL6.

  • Maybe logger?
    – Bratchley
    Jul 14 '16 at 3:54
  • Can i write a command in logger?
    – ajay
    Jul 14 '16 at 4:09
  • You can pipe a command into logger and logger will treat each line of output as its own syslog message for however long the pipe remains open.
    – Bratchley
    Jul 14 '16 at 5:08

One possible solution from the comments is to use logger, possibly as such:

ntpq -p | logger

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