[syslog-ng] Environment variables in syslog

Faisal Chishti faisalchishtii at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 10:41:06 UTC 2022


Please see below the snippet from my syslog-ng.conf file. ABC_LOG_PATH is
the environment variable on the host that contains the path. I am trying to
access the env variable within the config. It does not throw any error and
the configuration is valid but it does not work properly. I don't see the
file agent.log being used at all.

source s_agent {

    file("`ABC_LOG_PATH`/agent.log" follow-freq(1)



root at syslog-ng-784fdc497-pgdzr:/# syslog-ng --version

syslog-ng 3 (3.30.1)

Config version: 3.29

Installer-Version: 3.30.1


Compile-Date: Apr 12 2022 20:15:37

Module-Directory: /usr/lib/syslog-ng

Module-Path: /usr/lib/syslog-ng

Include-Path: /usr/share/syslog-ng/include


Enable-Debug: off

Enable-GProf: off

Enable-Memtrace: off

Enable-IPv6: on

Enable-Spoof-Source: off

Enable-TCP-Wrapper: off

Enable-Linux-Caps: off

Enable-Systemd: off

root at syslog-ng-784fdc497-pgdzr:/# uname -a

Linux syslog-ng-784fdc497-pgdzr 4.18.0-147.3.1.el8_1.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jan
3 23:55:26 UTC 2020 x86_64 GNU/Linux

root at syslog-ng-784fdc497-pgdzr:/#

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