[syslog-ng] (U) [Non-DoD Source] Re: Rotate syslog-ng log files

Balazs Scheidler bazsi77 at gmail.com
Thu May 31 02:54:07 UTC 2018

syslog-ng does have template support, it just doesnt support braces, which
came later.

Just write $YEAR instead of ${YEAR}

On May 30, 2018 09:41, "Gergely Nagy" <algernon at balabit.com> wrote:

> >>>>> "Amin" == Amin, Jitesh CTR DISA JSP (US) <jitesh.amin.ctr at mail.mil>
> writes:
>     Amin> Let me ask this, with the following config = destination
>     Amin> syslog { file("/var/log/syslog-${YEAR}-${MONTH}-${DAY}.log");
>     Amin> };
>     Amin> It created new file and started writing to it (versus creating
>     Amin> new syslog.log). Question, if we plan to accept this for now,
>     Amin> with above config, would it create a new file ever day with
>     Amin> following file names or no it would not work with v1.6.8
> With syslog-ng 1.6.8, it would not create a new file every day, and
> would continue writing to syslog-{YEAR}-{MONTH}-{DAY}.log. With newer
> versions, it would create files like `syslog-2018-05-30.log`. No `.0`,
> `.1` or the like would be appended. That's a convention of logrotate.
> With syslog-ng, you get filenames that match the template, they will
> have nothing appended or prepended that is not in the filename template.
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