Re: Syslog file paths in 'metalog'? (#423299)
Milan P. Stanic wrote:
On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 01:11:32PM -0500, Kris Deugau wrote:
In general, I would say as a sysadmin that any syslog daemon that does not
allow me to configure any given log facility and priority to (at least!) an
arbitrary file wherever I want it is inherently broken.
What do you mean by "configure any given log facility and priority to an
Literally and exactly that - I want to be able to tell it to put
daemon.* in /var/daemonlogs/mainlog, mail.info in
/var/mailbits/mail.info, mail.debug in /tmp/debuglogs/maildebug.log, and
just to be perverse (and more than a little silly) auth.crit messages in
/auth-crash-and-burn. Note that those are ALL fully qualified filename
If I really *want* yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm-ss date info in my log filenames,
I'll configure the log daemon to do so (assuming it can do so
I've had legitimate reason in the past to configure one of the local*
facilities to put the log in my home directory.