[syslog-ng] Logging console?

Balazs Scheidler bazsi@balabit.hu
Thu, 9 Dec 1999 23:18:31 +0100

> I would like to know if it is possible/wise to log messages sent to the console? 
> Unattended machines without monitors usually report messages during bootup that 
> I never see since they are exclusively directed to the console.  During normal 
> operations I believe there are messages that can be sent exclusively to the 
> console (ie: perl -w warning messages when the perl script process is run/forked 
> from a background process without a controlling terminal) and these messages are 
> never seen/logged.
> I am wondering if I can set the console up as a source for syslog-ng on these 
> machines without monitors? 

Hmmm... maybe creating a named pipe named /dev/console (or /dev/tty) and
using this as source pipe for syslog-ng would work.

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