Blog 2014 07 16 Pipe Command Output to Logentries
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Pipe Command Output to Logentries

I’ve been using Logentries for a couple of months now to manage variou project logs and have found it to be extremely convenient.

If you want to retrofit a crontab or any other process to use the Logentries Token-TCP type log, just do the following:

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COMMAND | while read -r line; do echo "aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeeee $line" > /dev/tcp/data.logentries.com/80; done

Where aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeeee is your log token, and COMMAND is whatever your like.

For example:

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lsblk | while read -r line; do echo "aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeeee $line" > /dev/tcp/data.logentries.com/80; done

Hopefully this helps someone other than myself :)

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