Connect to the messaging and collect all information sent from connected clients.


scsohlog connects to the messaging and collects all information sent from connected clients. It creates an XML file and writes that to disc at a configurable interval. That output can be read by any consumer and converted to the desired output.


Create an output XML file every 60 seconds and execute a custom script to process that XML file.

scsohlog -o stat.xml -i 60 --script

You can also preconfigure these values:

monitor.output.file = /path/to/stat.xml
monitor.output.interval = 60
monitor.output.script = /path/to/



scsohlog inherits global options.


Type: uint

Unit: s

The output interval in seconds. Default is 60.


Type: string

The output XML file. Default is @LOGDIR@/server.xml.


Type: string

The script to execute. Example: @CONFIGDIR@/scripts/



-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.


-o, --file file

The output XML file.

-i, --interval arg

The output interval in seconds.

--script arg

The script to execute. Example: path/