SYNOPSISsyslog-facility set set_of_priority log_file ...
syslog-facility remove facility
DESCRIPTIONsyslog-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 local0
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 local1
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 :
local1.*;local1.!=debug /var/log/sympa local1.=debug /var/log/sympa-d
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.
BUGSThe 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.