Use this documentation with care! It describes the heavily outdated version 5, which was actively developed around 2010 and is considered dead by the rsyslog team for many years now.

This documentation reflects the latest update of the previously existing (now removed) v5-stable branch. It describes the 5.10.2 version, which was never released. As such, it contains some content that does not apply to any released version.

To obtain the doc that properly matches your installed v5 version, obtain the doc set from your distro. Each version of rsyslog contained the version that exactly matches it.

As general advise, it is strongly suggested to upgrade to the current version supported by the rsyslog project. The current version can always be found on the right-hand side info box on the rsyslog web site.

Note that there is no rsyslog community support available for this heavily outdated version. If you need to stick with it, please ask your distribution for support.

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$ModDir

Type: global configuration directive

Default: system default for user libraries, e.g. /usr/local/lib/rsyslog/

Description:

Provides the default directory in which loadable modules reside. This may be used to specify an alternate location that is not based on the system default. If the system default is used, there is no need to specify this directive. Please note that it is vitally important to end the path name with a slash, else module loads will fail.

Sample:

$ModDir /usr/rsyslog/libs/  # note the trailing slash!

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This documentation is part of the rsyslog project.

Copyright © 2007 by Rainer Gerhards and Adiscon. Released under the GNU GPL version 2 or higher.

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