Legacy Configuration Directives

All legacy configuration directives need to be specified on a line by their own and must start with a dollar-sign.

Note that legacy configuration directives that set object options (e.g. for inputs or actions) only affect those objects that are defined via legacy constructs. Objects defined via new-style RainerScript objects (e.g. action(), input()) are not affected by legacy directives. The reason is that otherwise we would again have the ability to mess up a configuration file with hard to understand constructs. This is avoided by not permitting to mix and match the way object values are set.

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:

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