Logging all messages but mail via syslog...

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Mon Apr 28 11:00:26 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Apr 28), Sean Chittenden said:
> I have a dedicated syslog machine that I use to collect syslog
> messages from all over the network.  Instead of splitting up the log
> files manually, I'd like to have syslog do this for me.  Right now I'm
> just using a normal *.* collection, but I'd like to filter out mail
> from everything else.  I've tried every combination of:
> !=mail.*
> !=mail
> !mail
> !mail.*
> !-mail
> !-mail.*
> With *.* before and after using either ; or , to separate the two.
> This has to be possible... but what's the syntax?  Is this just a case
> of ENOSLEEP and I'm missing it someplace in the man page?  -sc


*.*;mail.none	/path/to/logfile

"mail" is a facility name, not a program name. 

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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