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log2mail

log2mail

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: 30 January 2001
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NAME

log2mail runs as a daemon matching patterns in files and sending mail if a match occurs  

SYNOPSIS

log2mail [-N] [-R] [-l] [-f config-file]

log2mail -V

log2mail -h  

DESCRIPTION

log2mail is configured by a config file (see below). It matches each line added to a given file against patterns for this file and sends mail to a named recepient, if the pattern matches. Because of limitations to the select()-system call, log2mail scans files every second. Log2mail waits a number of seconds before it'll send a message, and if this specific pattern is matched again, it waits another number of seconds, specified like the first one in the config file.

log2mail runs as a daemon (if started without the -N option, see below). In daemon mode, log2mail logs using the syslog DAEMON facility (/var/log/daemon.log in Debian).

 

OPTIONS

-h
display a short help and exit
-V
display version information and exit
-N
do not fork into background, log to STDERR
-l
write a log entry for every mail message sent
-R
read directory recursive in config dir
-f config-file
use config-file instead of the default /etc/log2mail.conf. You may specify a directory instead of a file: All files in the directory will be read (without reasonable exceptions, see source). See log2mail.conf(5) for a description of the format.
 

FILES

/etc/log2mail.conf

a message template file  

HINTS

To increase the amount of information printed by log2mail, compile with the DEBUG option (see source code).  

AUTHOR

Michael Krax <mk-log2mail@krax.net>

 

SEE ALSO

regex (7), log2mail.conf (5)


 

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OPTIONS
FILES
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AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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