cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/syslogd syslogd.8 syslogd.c

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Mar 6 10:30:24 PST 2006

On Monday 06 March 2006 05:36, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> pjd         2006-03-06 10:36:33 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     usr.sbin/syslogd     syslogd.8 syslogd.c 
>   Log:
>   By default (for security reasons) syslogd(8) doesn't create log files
>   when they don't exist, but sometimes its quite useful (eg. we use
>   non-standard log files and memory backed /var/, which is populated on
>   boot).
>   Add -C option which tells syslogd(8) to create log files if they don't
>   exist.
>   Glanced at by:  phk
>   MFC after:      3 days

Did you know about the -C option to newsyslog?  newsyslog is a better too
for creating the log files since its config file can specify permissions
(owner, group, chmod).

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