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Re: syslog.conf format (Re: SoC: Improve syslogd)

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Rainer Gerhards <> wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 12:53 PM, Martin Schütte 
><> wrote:
>> Rainer Gerhards schrieb:
>[snip for now]
>> Also some implementations already made incompatible extensions. The most
>> important is probably the pipe action (|), which pipes to a fifo on Linux
>> (sysklogd and rsyslog) but to an exec()'d program on BSD.
>Good to know. Maybe I extend rsyslog so that it has a switch to change
>the meaning of that option. But it depends on whether or not that make
>real sense - I am undecided ;)

Why not use > for fifo and | for program?


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