[syslog-ng]mark() option?

Gregor Binder gb@rootnexus.net
Wed, 19 Dec 2001 14:22:25 +0100

Todd Snyder on Wed, Dec 19, 2001 at 07:44:49AM -0500:


> what is the purpose of ---MARK---?  I know it just fills up my logs, but I
> never really understood why I'd want that ...
> Suggestions?  What do other people use it for?

you can use it to test if your logging daemon is operational, even if
nothing gets logged. Other than that, it can come in quite handy when
manually parsing through logs, because you can easily skip a bunch of
lines (same can be done by searching for date/time, but that's more ty-
ping) ...


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