newsyslog patch implementing file includes
jamesbrandongooch at gmail.com
Sat Apr 24 05:22:29 UTC 2010
On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 2:57 AM, Garance A Drosehn <gad at freebsd.org> wrote:
> At 10:15 AM +0100 4/22/10, krad wrote:
>> On 22 April 2010 08:33, Alex Keda <admin at lissyara.su> wrote:
>>> 22.04.2010 11:29, Gordon Tetlow ?????:
>>>> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 12:17 AM, Alex Keda <admin at lissyara.su <mailto:
>>>> admin at lissyara.su>> wrote:
>>>> It's need feature. I test patch - it work for me (CURRENT, amd64)
>>>> Can I use some as:
>>>> <include> /path/to/dir/*.conf
>>>> and can I create recursive include?
>>>> Yes, wildcards and recursive includes are supported.
>>> great job!
>> > Thanks!
> I also think this is a great feature to add.
> Just to be clear: This allows a config file to include some other
> file, and that other file can also include more files with additional
> newsyslog entries. In that sense it allows recursive includes.
> Note that it will detect when such recursion causes one file to end
> up indirectly including itself, and will reject *that* situation.
> So you shouldn't be able to get into an infinite loop of included
This sounds cool; I've ever ran into a situation where I needed this -- yet.
Although I'm sure when it's in the tree and available, I'll not be
able to live without it :)
>> i would be real nice is newsyslog also supported a date based file
>> shceme rather than the cyclic 0,1,2,3, much like the datext option in
>> logrotate. eg
>> The cyclic renaming is a pain for incremental backups as all the log files
>> are backed up every time as their contents changes compared to their
> I hope to do this after Gordon commits the new feature that he's
> implemented. I know I've said that before, but I do have some
> vacation time coming up soon and expect to do it then.
> Garance Alistair Drosehn = drosehn at rpi.edu
> Senior Systems Programmer or gad at FreeBSD.org
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; USA
This would indeed be a very welcome feature. I've been trying to
devise a method (and the logic) to do something similar recently...
I wonder, what might the time-frame be for adding the above feature? A
"guess-timate" would be OK :)
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