syslog time resolution

Frank Shute frank at
Thu Nov 8 05:26:37 PST 2007

On Wed, Nov 07, 2007 at 09:29:23PM +0100, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to increase the number of decimals reported in logfiles by 
> syslogd(8), anyone knows if it is possible and perhaps a hint on how to 
> do it?
> tcpdump for instance, has six decimals: 21:25:20.160833 whereas the 
> standard syslog has zero decimal secs.
> I am only referring to events within a single system so it's not related 
> to clock accuracy.
> Thanks and sorry if I missed the obvious!
> --per


Dependent on what you're exactly trying to do, you might want to look
at daemontools (in ports: sysutils).

The tools come with a logger which will give you high resolution

Have a look at:




 Contact info: 

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list