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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
arbitrary file"?

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 paths.

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 semi-automatically).

I've had legitimate reason in the past to configure one of the local* facilities to put the log in my home directory.


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