[syslog-ng] Example 3.4. Script to feed a growing logfile into syslog-ng

Carlos Carvalho carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Thu Jul 24 21:58:14 CEST 2008

Chris Pratt (pratt70 at gmail.com) wrote on 24 July 2008 13:10:
 >Followed http://www.syslog.org/syslog-ng/v2/#id2535001 and created some
 >tail logger combos to feed some growing logfiles into syslog-ng. 
 >Issue that I am need to get around is that while I haven't missed
 >capturing any messages this way the time stamps in syslog-ng seem to be
 >when logger actually gets the line into syslog rather than that of the
 >tailed files line.  I have a very quick-filling file (logged 143
 >messages yesterday all at 14:15:18) and when I view syslog-ng these are
 >stamped up to 14:15:36 and no longer in any order.

I suggest you make your disk-eater write to a fifo, and syslog-ng read
from it with a pipe source. I do it for apache...

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