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elogd: web server program for Electronic Logbook ELOG


elogd - web server program for Electronic Logbook ELOG


elog [ -C url ] [ -c file ] [ -D ] [ -d directory ] [ -f file ] [ -k ] [ -l logbook ] [ -M ] [ -m ] [ -n hostname ] [ -p port ] [ -S ] [ -s directory ] [ -v ] [ -x ]


The Electronic Logbook ELOG can be used to store and retrieve messages through a Web interface. Depending on the configuration, the ELOG system can host one or more logbooks which are stored in separate sections on the server. elogd is the daemon program serving as a simple web server for the ELOG system.


elogd accepts the following options:
-C url
clone remote elogd configuration
-c file
specify configuration file
become a daemon
-d directory
specify logbook root directory
-f file
specify PID file
synchronize with removing deleted entries
synchronize logbook(s) with remote server
-n host
host where elogd will run
do not use keep-alive
-l logbook
specify logbook for `-r' and `-w' commands
-p port
port where elogd will run
be silent
-s directory
specify resource directory (eg. themes, icons)
debugging output
enable execution of shell commands (unless compiled with this feature)


elogd is run under a separate user/group elog , by default. You might change it via Usr and Grp options in configuration file. The configuration and stylesheet files should be readable by that user.

Passwords are transferred over the network in plain text and therefore, are not secure. So if passwords are used elogd should be started with the SSL option in the configuration file for secure connections.


Written by Stefan Ritt <stefan.ritt [at] psi.ch>.

This manual page was written by Recai Oktas <roktas [at] omu.edu.tr>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).



The full documentation for ELOG is maintained as an html manual. You can reach it from the package document directory.