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 It describes the heavily outdated version 5, which was actively developed around 2010 and is considered dead by the rsyslog team for many years now.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Note that there is no rsyslog community support available for this heavily outdated version.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.

Ruleset-Specific Configuration Statements

These statements can be used to set ruleset parameters. To set these parameters, first use $Ruleset, then use the other configuration directives. Please keep in mind that each ruleset has a main queue. To specify parameter for these ruleset (main) queues, use the main queue configuration directives.

  • $Ruleset name - starts a new ruleset or switches back to one already defined. All following actions belong to that new rule set. the name does not yet exist, it is created. To switch back to rsyslog’s default ruleset, specify “RSYSLOG_DefaultRuleset”) as the name. All following actions belong to that new rule set. It is advised to also read our paper on using multiple rule sets in rsyslog.

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