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

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 9:15 PM, Christos Zoulas <> 
> In article 
> <>,
> 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?

The problem is backwards compatibility. If I change the syntax (from |
to >), lots of configurations would be broken. So I can not do that.


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