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


scsendjournal sends journals to the scname messaging system. Currently, journals can be used to command scevent. The journals command scevent to manipulate event parameters according to the journal actions which must be known to scevent.

The actions allow to:

  • Create new events,

  • Modify event parameters,

  • Control the association of origins to events.


There are specific journal actions for handling non-events and events. The documentation of scevent contains a complete list of journals known to scevent. Parameters used on the command line can also be passed from file using the option -i.

None-event specific actions

  • EvNewEvent: Create a new event from origin with the provided origin ID. The origin must be known to scevent.

    Example: Create a new event from the origin with given originID. Apply the action in the message system on localhost:

    scsendjournal -H localhost Origin#20170505130954.736019.318 EvNewEvent

Origin association

  • 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 in the other event.

  • EvMerge: Merge events into one event.

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

    scsendjournal -H {host} {eventT} EvMerge {eventS}
  • EvSplitOrg: Split origins to 2 events.

Event parameters

  • EvName: Set EventDescription of type earthquake name.

    Example, setting the name of the event with eventID gempa2021abcd to Petrinja

    scsendjournal -H localhost gempa2020abcd EvName "Petrinja"
  • EvOpComment: Set event operator’s comment.

  • EvPrefFocMecID: Set event preferred focal mechanism.

  • EvPrefMagTypev: Set preferred magnitude type.

  • EvPrefMw: Set Mw from focal mechanism as preferred magnitude.

  • EvPrefOrgAutomatic: Set the preferred mode to automatic corresponding to unfix in scolv.

  • EvPrefOrgEvalMode: Set preferred origin by evaluation mode.

  • EvPrefOrgID: Set preferred origin by ID.

  • EvRefresh: Select the preferred origin, the preferred magnitude, update the region. Call processors loaded with plugins, e.g. the evrc plugin for scevent.


    scsendjournal -H localhost gempa2021abcd EvRefresh
  • EvType: Set event type.

    Example: Set the type of the event with eventID gempa2021abcd to nuclear explosion.

    scsendjournal -H localhost gempa2021abcd EvType "nuclear explosion"
  • EvTypeCertainty: set event type certainty.

Command-Line Options

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. Example: 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

Set 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

Set 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

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

-s, --syslog

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

-l, --lockfile arg

Path to lock file.

--console arg

Send log output to stdout.


Execute in debug mode. Equivalent to --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.

--start-stop-msg arg

Set sending of a start and a stop message.


-i, --input arg

Read parameters from given file instead from command line.