RSyslog Documentation


Type: global configuration parameter

Default: on


Syslog messages frequently have the line feed character (LF) as the last character of the message. In almost all cases, this LF should not really become part of the message. However, recent IETF syslog standardization recommends against modifying syslog messages (e.g. to keep digital signatures valid). This option allows to specify if trailing LFs should be dropped or not. The default is to drop them, which is consistent with what sysklogd does.


$DropTrailingLFOnRecption on

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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