[syslog-ng]OpenBSD named pipe
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 18:20:14 -0700
I'm new to the list, hope this hasn't been covered before. I'm having some problems with syslog-ng, a named pipe and a shell script. I've created a destination in syslog-ng.conf that points to a pipe. In short the shell script looks like this.
while read -r line; do
sort input and output to file
done < named.pipe
Almost no matter what I do the script will sit outside the while loop not reading anything as things are input into the pipe. If i echo "anything" > named.pipe the shell script will run through all or most(not absolutly sure on this) of the input and then exit. I have this same setup on a FreeBSD computer and it works great, moved it to OpenBSD and it doesn't. If I do a tail -f on the pipe while my script is running then exit the tail the script works properly. I have tried a few different versions of syslog-ng and libol currently I have 1.6.0rc4 and 0.3.11. I have tried bourne, bash and ksh.
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