log2mail runs as a daemon matching patterns in files and sending mail
if a match occurs
log2mail [-N] [-R] [-l] [-f config-file]
log2mail is configured by a config file (see below). It matches each
line added to a given file against patterns for this file and sends
mail to a named recepient, if the pattern matches. Because of
limitations to the select()-system call, log2mail scans files every
second. Log2mail waits a number of seconds before it’ll send a message,
and if this specific pattern is matched again, it waits another number
of seconds, specified like the first one in the config file.
log2mail runs as a daemon (if started without the -N option, see
below). In daemon mode, log2mail logs using the syslog DAEMON facility
(/var/log/daemon.log in Debian).
-h display a short help and exit
-V display version information and exit
-N do not fork into background, log to STDERR
-l write a log entry for every mail message sent
-R read directory recursive in config dir
use config-file instead of the default /etc/log2mail.conf. You
may specify a directory instead of a file: All files in the
directory will be read (without reasonable exceptions, see
source). See log2mail.conf(5) for a description of the format.
a message template file
To increase the amount of information printed by log2mail, compile with
the DEBUG option (see source code).
Michael Krax <firstname.lastname@example.org>
regex (7), log2mail.conf (5)