rsyncd logging to multilog / stdout

jw schultz jw at
Tue Jul 22 12:33:30 EST 2003

On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 04:36:05PM -0400, Toby Betts wrote:
> I was looking for suggestions on how I could get rsyncd to send its log 
> information to multilog, and I came across this post:
> Is there any initiative to integrate this or something like it into the 
> rsync base?

Not that i am aware of.  That particular patch is a bit
to large for my comfort.  I don't think any of the other
developers are keen to do this.

> It would be a really useful feature for people who run rsync 
> under process supervision.

If anything i might be persuaded to allow "log file = -" to
cause logging to stdout.

Perhaps you could create a named pipe or fifo(4) which could
be specified in rsyncd.conf.  Multilog could be launched
with this pipe redirected to stdin.  This would require no
modification to rsync.

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