syslog-facility - Setup and remove LOCALx facility for sysklogd
syslog-facility set set_of_priority log_file ...
syslog-facility remove facility
syslog-facility can be used to setup a syslog facility and to remove
it. The primary use of this perl script is to allow packages to
automatically setup (and remove) a LOCALx facility. With the first
argument beeing set, it will output a string containing the first free
LOCALx facility that has been assigned to your request :
# syslog-facility set all /var/log/sympa
This does mean that a line "local0.* /var/log/sympa" has been added
to the syslog.conf file. If no free LOCALx facility has been found,
then it outputs "none" (with a end of line).
You can use different set of priorities (most of what syslogd supports)
# syslog-facility set 'all;!=debug;' /var/log/sympa '=debug' /var/log/sympa-d
Pay particular attention to shell escapes since ’;’,’!’ have special
meanings for them. The syntax is similar to syslog.conf except that ’*’
must be replaced by ’all’.
In that case you will have two lines added two the syslog.conf file :
If the first argument is remove, then it will remove all references to
a precise LOCALx facility. Example :
# syslog-facility remove local1
It will remove all references to the local1 facility.
The script doesn’t know about multi-lines configuration (ie with ’\’).
With a line like that "mail,local0.* /anything", "syslog-facility
remove local0" would remove the entire line. It should not be a problem
since lines installed by this script cannot use this syntax.