Bug#561503: rsyslog: Missing documentation about hyphens in configuration file.

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Philipp Weis

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Dec 17, 2009, 1:20:02 PM12/17/09
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Package: rsyslog
Version: 4.4.2-1
Severity: normal

I assume that the hyphens in rsyslog.conf in front of some filenames
indicate that these files aren't synced after every message, but
there's no information about this in the manpage.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (600, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages rsyslog depends on:
ii libc6 2.10.2-2 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii lsb-base 3.2-23 Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.3.3.dfsg-15 compression library - runtime

Versions of packages rsyslog recommends:
ii logrotate 3.7.8-4 Log rotation utility

Versions of packages rsyslog suggests:
pn rsyslog-doc <none> (no description available)
pn rsyslog-gnutls <none> (no description available)
pn rsyslog-gssapi <none> (no description available)
pn rsyslog-mysql | rsyslog-pgsql <none> (no description available)
pn rsyslog-relp <none> (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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Tanguy Ortolo

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Dec 31, 2010, 11:00:02 AM12/31/10
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tag 561503 + patch
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Le jeudi 17 décembre 2009, Philipp Weis a écrit :
> I assume that the hyphens in rsyslog.conf in front of some filenames
> indicate that these files aren't synced after every message, but
> there's no information about this in the manpage.

Well, I found the same problem, so I fixed it. Here is a patch that adds
documentation about the -file syntax to rsyslogd.conf(5) manpage.

I attach this patch in two formats:
* the git-format-patch, ready to be git-am'ed: this one adds a patch in
debian/patches;
* the raw patch itself against tools/rsyslog.conf.5.
Use the one you prefer!

Regards,

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