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       epylog.conf - epylog configuration


       epylog  config file is a simple plaintext file in win.ini style format.


       Epylog will look in /etc/epylog/epylog.conf by  default,  but  you  can
       override that by passing -c switch on the command line.


       cfgdir This  is  where  epylog  should  look  for  other  configuration
              information, most  notably,  modules.d  directory.  See  epylog-
              modules(5) for more info.

       tmpdir Where  to  create temporary directories and put temporary files.
              Note that log files can grow VERY big and  epylog  might  create
              several  copies of them for processing purposes. Make sure there
              is no danger of filling up that partition. A  good  place  on  a
              designated loghost is /var/tmp, since that is usually a separate
              partition dedicated entirely for logs.

       vardir Where epylog should save its state data, namely the  offsets.xml
              file. The sanest place for this is /var/lib/epylog.

              By  default,  if  a  line  is matched against a module, no other
              modules will be tried. This helps speed things up  tremendously.
              However,  you  may  have  several  modules that process the same
              lines (although this is not a very good setup). In that case you
              may set this to "yes". The default value is "no".

              How  many  processing  threads  to  start.  50 is a good default
              value, but you may set it to less or  more,  depending  on  your


       title  What should be the title of the report. For mailed reports, this
              is the subject of the message. For the  ones  published  on  the
              web, this is the title of the page (as in <title></title>).

              Which html template should be used for the final report. See the
              source of the default template for the format used.

              Can be either "yes" or "no". If "no" is specified, strings  that
              didn’t  match  any  of  the  modules will not be appended to the
              report. Not very wise! A good setting is "yes".

              Lists the publishers to use.  The  value  is  the  name  of  the
              section where to look for the publisher configuration. E.g.:
              publishers = nfspub
              will   look  for  a  section  called  "[nfspub]"  for  publisher
              initialization. The name of the publisher has nothing to do with
              the method it uses for publishing. The fact that the default are
              named [file] and [mail] is only a matter  of  convenience.  List
              multiple values separated by a comma.

Mail Publisher

       method Method must be set to "mail" for this publisher to be considered
              a mail publisher.

              Can be either a hostname of  an  SMTP  server  to  use,  or  the
              location of a sendmail binary. If the value starts with a "/" it
              will be considered a path. E.g. valid entries:
              smtpserv =
              smtpserv = /usr/sbin/sendmail -t

       mailto The list of email addresses where to mail the  report.  Separate
              multiple  entries by a comma. If ommitted, "root@localhost" will
              be used.

       format Can be one of the following: html, plain, or both. If you use  a
              mail  client that doesn’t support html mail, then you better use
              "plain" or "both", though you will miss  out  on  visual  cueing
              that epylog uses to notify of important events.

       lynx   This  is only useful if you use format other than "html". Epylog
              will use a lynx-compliant tool  to  transform  HTML  into  plain
              text.  The  following  browsers are known to work: lynx, elinks,

              Whether to include the gzipped raw logs with the message. If set
              to  "yes",  it will attach the file with all processed logs with
              the message. If you use a file publisher in addition to the mail
              publisher, this may be a tad too paranoid.

              If  the  size  of  rawlogs.gz  is  more  than  this  setting (in
              kilobytes), then raw logs will not be attached.  Useful  if  you
              have a 50Mb log and check your mail over a slow uplink.

File Publisher

       method Method  must  be set to "file" for this config to work as a file

       path   Where to place the directories with reports. A sensible location
              would  be  in  /var/www/html/epylog.  Note  that the reports may
              contain  sensitive  information,  so  make  sure  you  place   a
              .htaccess  in that directory and require a password, or limit by

       dirmask, filemask
              These are the masks to be used for the created  directories  and
              files.  For  format  values look at strftime documentation here:

              A digit specifying the  number  of  days  after  which  the  old
              directories should be removed. Default is 7.

       notify Optionally  send notifications to these email addresses when new
              reports become available. Comment  out  if  no  notification  is
              desired.  This  is definitely redundant if you also use the mail

              Use this smtp server when sending notifications. Can be either a
              hostname  or a path to sendmail. Defaults to "/usr/sbin/sendmail

              When generating a notification message, use this as  publication
              root to make a link. E.g.:
              pubroot =
              will                 make                 a                link:


       Lines starting with "#" will be considered commented out.


       Konstantin Ryabitsev <>


       epylog(3), epylog(8), epylog-modules(5)