Provided by: epylog_1.0.3-7_all
epylog-modules - epylog module cofiguration.
epylog uses pluggable modules to perform analysis and report on syslog
strings. This manpage explains the format of the module config files.
Epylog config files are placed in the modules.d directory of the cfgdir
specified in epylog.conf. Any file ending in .conf in that directory is
considered a module config file. Most common location for modules.d
directory is in /etc/epylog/modules.d.
The name of the config file doesn’t carry much meaning, however it MUST
end in .conf in order to be recognized as a module config file.
The config file for each module is separated into two parts: [module]
desc The description of the module. It will be shown in the final
exec This is where the "body" of the module is located. Most modules
that come with the distribution will be placed in
/usr/share/epylog/modules, but depending on your setup, you may
place them elsewhere.
files List the logfiles requested by this module in this field.
Separate multiple entries by comma. Epylog will handle rotated
files, but you need to specify the mask appropriately. E.g. the
most common logrotate setup will place rotated files in the same
directory and add .0, .1, .2, etc to the end of the file.
Therefore, a file entry would look like so:
If you have compression turned on, your entry will look like so:
Lastly, for advanced configurations, more complex entries may be
required. E.g. if your logrotate saves rotated files in a
subdirectory in /var/log, you can specify it like so:
This will work, too:
In any case, "#" will be where the increments will go.
Can be either "yes" or "no". If "no" is specified, Epylog will
completely ignore this module.
Can be either "yes" or "no". If "yes", then the module is
handled as an internal module, and if "no", then the external
module API is used. See doc/modules.txt for more information
about the module APIs.
Specifies whether the output produced by the module is HTML or
not. Can be either "yes" or "no".
An unsigned int. Most commonly a number from 0 to 10. Modules
with the lowest number will be considered the highest prioroty
and will be both invoked and presented in the final report
before the others.
This is where per-module configuration directives go. Some modules have
these, some don’t. Look in the module config file -- the available
values should be listed and described there.
Lines starting with "#" will be considered commented out.
Konstantin Ryabitsev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
epylog(8), Epylog(3), epylog.conf(5)