textlog — starts the Cascade TextLogger.


textlog [-aDFhvVX] [-d domain] [-n name] [-o output] [-p prefix] [[-f] cfgfile]



Append to output files instead of erasing them on startup.

-d domain

Set the Cascade DataHub domain name.


Do not detach from the console. Run in the foreground.

-f cfgfile

Specify the starting configuration file. This can be done using the -f prefix or by putting the name of the configuration file at the end of the list of options, or both.


Force log entries to be flushed to file immediately. (default is buffered for files and unbuffered for stdout).


Print a help message and exit.

-n name

Declare this name with the Cascade NameServer.

-o output

Set the default output file. This takes effect before the configuration file is read, and will be overridden by any settings in the configuration file.

-p prefix

Set the global prefix name. This name overrides the default output file name in the %F format directive.


For the purpose of debugging, print commands sent to textlog during run-time to standard output before executing them.


Print the version number.


Exit immediately (usually used with -V).


The textlog command starts the Cascade TextLogger according to the options specified.


[sh]$ textlog -d project_52b -n tlogger9  tl.cfg 


[sh]$ textlog -d project_52b  -f tl.cfg -n tlogger9