[syslog-ng] Prefiltering

Kārlis Repsons repsons at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 20:07:57 CET 2009

On Tuesday 10 November 2009 18:31:09 Fegan, Joe wrote:
> Hi Karlis,
> In your earlier email, you said "there are some messages, which I would
> like never to appear in any log file" and I believe this is the problem
> you're still trying to solve, yes?
> I think you're approaching it backwards. Create a filter that *does* match
> the bad messages, a destination of /dev/null, and a log statement that
> sends all messages that match that filter to that destination. Make this
> log statement the very first one in the file and specify flags(final) on
> it. That option means that any message that follows this path will not
> evaluate (or follow) any subsequent paths.
> Joe.

Great, this helps!
I didn't know there is such flag...

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