[syslog-ng]"fifo" and "file" source difference?

Borsenkow Andrej [email protected]
Tue, 28 May 2002 09:39:59 +0400

I needed a source that takes input from a FIFO so I made an obvious "fifo"
source. Then I realized I needed log_prefix (that is not supported by fifo)
so I changed it to "file". So far I cannot see any real difference. 

When should "fifo" and when "file" be used? Or are they exactly the same,
just under different name?