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metalog(8) Syslog daemon metalog(8)

metalog - an alternative syslog daemon

metalog [ options]

Metalog is a modern replacement for syslogd and klogd. The logged messages can be dispatched according to their facility, urgency, program name and/or Perl-compatible regular expressions. Log files can be automatically rotated when they exceed a certain size or age. External shell scripts (ex: mail) can be launched when specific patterns are found.
Metalog is easier to configure than syslogd and syslog-ng, accepts unlimited number of rules and has (switchable) memory bufferisation for maximal performance.

-a, --async
Improve performance by using buffers (bug log files won't get updated in real time). Can be overridden for individual logs.
-B, --daemonize
have the server start in background (daemonization).
-c, --consolelevel=0..7
Set the console log level (Linux only).
-C, --configfile=file
Use an alternate configuration file.
-h, --help
Output help information and exit.
-N, --no-kernel
Do not attempt to log messages from the kernel.
-P, --pidfile=pidfile
Use an alternate file to store the process number.
-s, --sync, --synchronous
Start in synchronous mode, with no bufferization. Can be overridden for individual logs.
-v, --verbose
Run in verbose mode (useful for debugging behavior).
-V, --version
Display metalog version information.

SIGUSR1
Enable synchronous mode.
SIGUSR2
Disable synchronous mode.

Note that the exact paths depend on the build settings. These are the standard paths.
/usr/local/etc/metalog.conf
/var/run/metalog.pid
/dev/log

Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
Laurent Wandrebeck (low) <wandre.l@free.fr>
Leo Lipelis <aeoo@gentoo.org>
Hendrik Visage <hvisage@users.sourceforge.net>
Frank DENIS (Jedi/Sector One) <j@pureftpd.org>

metalog.conf(5)
3 Frank DENIS

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