addsev - define additional severities
#include <pfmt.h> int addsev(int int_val, const char *string);
The addsev() function defines additional severities for use in subsequent calls to pfmt(3C) or lfmt(3C). It associates an integer value int_val in the range [5-255] with a character string, overwriting any previous string association between int_val and string.
If int_val is OR-ed with the flags argument passed to subsequent calls to pfmt() or lfmt(), string will be used as severity. Passing a null string removes the severity.
Upon successful completion, addsev() returns 0. Otherwise it returns−1.
Only the standard severities are automatically displayed for the locale in effect at runtime. An application must provide the means for displaying locale-specific versions of add-on severities. Add-on severities are only effective within the applications defining them.
The following example
#define Panic 5 setlabel("APPL"); setcat("my_appl"); addsev(Panic, gettxt(":26", "PANIC")); /* . . . */ lfmt(stderr, MM_SOFT|MM_APPL|PANIC, ":12:Cannot locate database\n");
will display the message to stderr and forward to the logging service
APPL: PANIC: Cannot locate database
See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes: