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metalog(8)			 Syslog	daemon			    metalog(8)

NAME
       metalog - an alternative	syslog daemon

SYNTAX
       metalog [options]

DESCRIPTION
       Metalog	is a modern replacement	for syslogd and	klogd. The logged mes-
       sages can be dispatched according to their facility,  urgency,  program
       name and/or Perl-compatible regular expressions.	Log files can be auto-
       matically rotated when they exceed a  certain  size  or	age.  External
       shell  scripts  (ex:  mail)  can	be launched when specific patterns are
       found.

       Metalog is easier to configure than syslogd and syslog-ng, accepts  un-
       limited	number	of rules and has (switchable) memory bufferisation for
       maximal performance.

OPTIONS
       -a, --async
	      Improve performance by using buffers (bug	log  files  won't  get
	      updated in real time).  Can be overridden	for individual logs.

       -B, --daemonize
	      have the server start in background (daemonization).

       -c, --consolelevel=0..7
	      Set the console log level	(Linux only).

       -C, --configfile=file
	      Use an alternate configuration file.

       -h, --help
	      Output help information and exit.

       -N, --no-kernel
	      Do not attempt to	log messages from the kernel.

       -P, --pidfile=pidfile
	      Use an alternate file to store the process number.

       -s, --sync, --synchronous
	      Start  in	synchronous mode, with no bufferization.  Can be over-
	      ridden for individual logs.

       -v, --verbose
	      Run in verbose mode (useful for debugging	behavior).

       -V, --version
	      Display metalog version information.

SIGNALS
       SIGUSR1
	      Enable synchronous mode.

       SIGUSR2
	      Disable synchronous mode.

FILES
       Note that the exact paths depend	on the build settings.	These are  the
       standard	paths.

       /usr/local/etc/metalog.conf
       /var/run/metalog.pid
       /dev/log

AUTHORS
       Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>
       Laurent Wandrebeck (low)	<wandre.l@free.fr>
       Leo Lipelis <aeoo@gentoo.org>
       Hendrik Visage <hvisage@users.sourceforge.net>
       Frank DENIS (Jedi/Sector	One) <j@pureftpd.org>

SEE ALSO
       metalog.conf(5)

Frank DENIS			       3			    metalog(8)

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