First: I'm using Ubuntu Server
Linux - 3.13.0-29-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 4 21:00:20 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux with
I would very much like to make sense of the contents of
/etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf in the hopes of one day creating some custom rules for myself to redirect some of the messages to other logfiles.
Could someone please point me to a beginner's tutorial or something?
What I've already tried (and didn't give me the info I need):
- Ubuntu's rsyslog documentation. Lots of info there, but not what I was looking for.
- various pages on RSysLog.com do mention some of the default rules, but offer insufficient explanation of the syntax. Apparently, there is a new syntax now which seems to be documented better (I haven't looked at it in detail yet), but that's not what I'm looking for.
As far as I can find out I'm really trying to find out about the "old" syntax. Any suggestions what I should be looking for/at are welcome.