Send journaling information to the messaging to manipulate event parameter objects.


scsendjournal allows to manipulate event parameters by sending journals to the messaging system. The manipulation allows to:

  1. Create new events
  2. Modify event parameters
  3. Control the association of origins to events


scsendjournal [opts] {objectID} {action} [parameters]


There are specific actions for handling non-events and events.

None-event specific actions

  1. EvNewEvent: create a new event from origin in the provided file

Origin association

  1. EvGrabOrg: grab origin and move the origin to the event with the given eventID. If the origins is already associated to another event, remove this reference.
  2. EvMerge: merge events into one event
  3. EvSplitOrg: split origins to 2 events

Event parameters

  1. EvName: set event Name
  2. EvOpComment: set event operator’s comment
  3. EvPrefFocMecID: set event preferred focal mechanism
  4. EvPrefMagType: set preferred magnitude type
  5. EvPrefMw: set Mw from focal mechanism as preferred magnitude
  6. EvPrefOrgAutomatic: set the preferred mode to automatic corresponding to unfix in scolv
  7. EvPrefOrgEvalMode: set preferred origin by evaluation mode
  8. EvPrefOrgID: set preferred origin by ID
  9. EvType: set event type
  10. EvTypeCertainty: set event type certainty


  1. EvMerge: Merge all origins from the source event with eventID eventS into the target event with eventID eventT. Remove event eventS. Apply the action in message system on host:

    scsendjournal -H {host} {eventT} EvMerge {eventS}


scsendjournal [opts] {objectID} {action} [parameters]


-h, --help

show help message.

-V, --version

show version information

--config-file arg

Use alternative configuration file. When this option is used the loading of all stages is disabled. Only the given configuration file is parsed and used. To use another name for the configuration create a symbolic link of the application or copy it, eg scautopick -> scautopick2.

--plugins arg

Load given plugins.

-D, --daemon

Run as daemon. This means the application will fork itself and doesn’t need to be started with &.

--auto-shutdown arg

Enable/disable self-shutdown because a master module shutdown. This only works when messaging is enabled and the master module sends a shutdown message (enabled with –start-stop-msg for the master module).

--shutdown-master-module arg

Sets the name of the master-module used for auto-shutdown. This is the application name of the module actually started. If symlinks are used then it is the name of the symlinked application.

--shutdown-master-username arg

Sets the name of the master-username of the messaging used for auto-shutdown. If “shutdown-master-module” is given as well this parameter is ignored.


--verbosity arg

Verbosity level [0..4]. 0:quiet, 1:error, 2:warning, 3:info, 4:debug

-v, --v

Increase verbosity level (may be repeated, eg. -vv)

-q, --quiet

Quiet mode: no logging output

--component arg

Limits the logging to a certain component. This option can be given more than once.

-s, --syslog

Use syslog logging back end. The output usually goes to /var/lib/messages.

-l, --lockfile arg

Path to lock file.

--console arg

Send log output to stdout.


Debug mode: –verbosity=4 –console=1

--log-file arg

Use alternative log file.


-u, --user arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.username.

-H, --host arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.server.

-t, --timeout arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.timeout.

-g, --primary-group arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.primaryGroup.

-S, --subscribe-group arg

A group to subscribe to. This option can be given more than once.

--encoding arg

Overrides configuration parameter connection.encoding.

--start-stop-msg arg

Sets sending of a start- and a stop message.