lr_desyslog(1) strip syslog style header from logfile line


lr_desyslog program


lr_desyslog removes a syslog style timestamp, hostname, and program, and prints the remaining stuff given on stdin to stdout. E.g, when invoked as lr_desyslog qmail, it throws away things like 'Oct 29 10:07:44 gelfand qmail:', and keeps '972810464.240168 end msg 6161'. This is useful when processing qmail logs, which are processed by splogger.


Handle pid's in program syslog tag.


$Id:,v 1.2 2006/07/23 13:16:32 vanbaal Exp $


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