Provided by: sysklogd_1.5-6ubuntu1_amd64
syslog-facility - Setup and remove LOCALx facility for sysklogd
syslog-facility set set_of_priority log_file ... syslog-facility remove facility
syslog-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.
The 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.