If you have a centralized syslog server, or you use Splunk for log tracking, you may find the need to get older log files into a syslog port on that server. Edit: Using logger (as suggested by David and Jerry below) will give you a more reliable way to send the data to a syslog server: You’ll also be able to set a label for the text before it’s piped into the syslog server, which would be handy if you’re sorting or parsing the data later on.