creating logfile (shell command)

Stephen R Laniel steve at
Wed Jul 13 18:20:48 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 10:48:14AM +0200, René L. Reingard wrote:
> if this is a parameter for getting a Logfile created (software name is  
> bdc), then how to put it into a working command ($ bdc --log ?????).
> i had some tries but did not got it.
>  --log[=file]     - create log file

Do you mean that you yourself wrote a program called bdc,
and now you want to figure out how to set it up for logging?

Or do you mean that you're using a pre-existing program
called bdc, and you wonder whether there's already a command
in bdc to get it to save to a log?

Do you mean that somewhere in the man page for bdc, it tells
you that '--log[=file]' will create a log for you? What
happens when you try that? Try doing

bdc --log=~/logfile.txt

then look in ~/logfile.txt and see if anything's there.

Stephen R. Laniel
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