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I am trying to setup logging for an app with a new custom conf file under /etc/rsyslog.d as below & name the file as 30-custom.conf

$template DailyPerHostLogs, "/var/log/rsyslog/<new_folder>/%$YEAR%%$MONTH%%$DAY%-%HOSTNAME%.log
app* -?DailyPerHostLogs
& stop

I did restarted rsyslog.. after above change but some how whatever logging is being written to%$YEAR%%$MONTH%%$DAY%-%HOSTNAME%.log file under /var/log/rsyslog/<new_folder> / is also being written to /var/log/syslog.

Is there a way I can avoid it ..not to write to default /var/log/syslog? Did i miss any step here?

OS: Ubuntu 14.04.5

  • read man syslog.conf, and look at /etc/syslog.conf. What Facility and Priority are you using in your logging calls? – waltinator May 16 '17 at 23:22
  • Sorry for delay response. I didn't changed anything in /etc/syslog.conf. Do we need to change anything there ? what i am trying to achieve is execute my custom.conf before it executes the default.conf file , thought it happens custom.conf logging comes to syslog which i don't want. – Drams May 23 '17 at 19:31
  • I repeat, "What Facility and Priority are you using in your logging calls?" The Facility and Priority govern how the syslog rules handle the request. – waltinator May 23 '17 at 23:41
  • I assume you are asking below info ..correct me if i am wrong as i am newbie auth,authpriv.* /var/log/auth.log *.*;auth,authpriv.none -/var/log/syslog #cron.* /var/log/cron.log #daemon.* -/var/log/daemon.log kern.* -/var/log/kern.log #lpr.* -/var/log/lpr.log mail.* -/var/log/mail.log #user.* -/var/log/user.log mail.err /var/log/mail.err – Drams May 24 '17 at 18:06
  • No, I'm asking how your app specifies the Facility and Priority. Show us the "put a message into syslog" call that your app uses. – waltinator May 24 '17 at 20:32
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actually I think, your 50-default.conf file is read before this file, which causes your logs to be written in the syslog file.

Specify this in the 50-default.conf file, before the line,

*.*;auth,authpriv.none          /var/log/syslog

That should work.

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