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Old 26th April 2021
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Default Logging to syslogd (/var/log/messages) with logger(1)

To be able to see the error messages logged by Firefox or Iridium in the system log, I wrote a simple shell script named iridium.sh.

The logging is done by calling logger(1) which according to this manual page "provides a shell command interface to the syslog(3) system log module".
# log iridium errors to syslogd  var/log/messages with logger(1) 


# --- mark startup with version number
/usr/local/bin/iridium --version  | logger -t $TAG 

# --- start and pass possible parameters in "$@" 
/usr/local/bin/iridium "$@"  2>&1 | logger -t $TAG

echo $0: finished! | logger -t $TAG
# ----
Run it in the background with $ ./iridium.sh &
The system will respond with something like: [
[1] 42439
Some entries from starting up:
Apr 25 02:21:09 ml310e iridium: (iridium:53757): Gtk-CRITICAL **: 02:21:09.659: Unable to create user data directory '/home/snap2/.local/share' for storing the recently used files list: No such file or directory
Apr 26 04:33:59 ml310e iridium: Iridium 2021.03
Apr 26 04:33:59 ml310e iridium: *** autoupdate was enabled, overriding with false
Apr 26 04:33:59 ml310e iridium: [32490:1474661720:0426/043359.952970:ERROR:viz_main_impl.cc(150)] Exiting GPU process due to errors during initialization
Apr 26 04:34:00 ml310e iridium: [59593:-281405888:0426/043400.318602:ERROR:ev_root_ca_metadata.cc(840)] Failed to register OID: 0
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