RSyslog Documentation

omusrmsg: notify users

Module Name:omusrmsg
Author:Rainer Gerhards <>


This module permits to send log messages to the user terminal. This is a built-in module so it doesn’t need to be loaded.

Configuration Parameters


Parameter names are case-insensitive.

Action Parameters


typedefaultmandatoryobsolete legacy directive

The name of the users to send data to.


typedefaultmandatoryobsolete legacy directive

Template to user for the message. Default is WallFmt when parameter users is “*” and StdUsrMsgFmt otherwise.


Write emergency messages to all users

The following command writes emergency messages to all users

action(type="omusrmsg" users="*")

See also

Help with configuring/using Rsyslog:

  • Mailing list - best route for general questions
  • GitHub: rsyslog source project - detailed questions, reporting issues that are believed to be bugs with Rsyslog
  • Stack Exchange (View, Ask) - experimental support from rsyslog community

See also

Contributing to Rsyslog:

Copyright 2008-2020 Rainer Gerhards (Großrinderfeld), and Others.

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