Log::Report::Dispatcher::Syslog - send messages to syslog
Log::Report::Dispatcher::Syslog is a Log::Report::Dispatcher
# add syslog dispatcher dispatcher SYSLOG => 'syslog', accept => 'NOTICE-' , format_reason => 'IGNORE' , to_prio => [ 'ALERT-' => 'err' ]; # disable default dispatcher, when daemon dispatcher close => 'default';
This dispatchers produces output to syslog, based on the Sys::Syslog module (which will NOT be automatically installed for you, because some systems have a problem with this dependency).
The REASON for a message often uses names which are quite similar to the log-levels used by syslog. However: they have a different purpose. The REASON is used by the programmer to indicate the cause of the message: whether it was able to handle a certain situation. The syslog levels are there for the user's of the program (with syslog usually the system administrators). It is not unusual to see a "normal" error or mistake as a very serious situation in a production environment. So, you may wish to translate any message above reason MISTAKE into a LOG_CRIT.
The default translation table is list below. You can change the mapping using new(to_prio). See example in SYNOPSIS.
TRACE => LOG_DEBUG ERROR => LOG_ERR ASSERT => LOG_DEBUG FAULT => LOG_ERR INFO => LOG_INFO ALERT => LOG_ALERT NOTICE => LOG_NOTICE FAILURE => LOG_EMERG WARNING => LOG_WARNING PANIC => LOG_CRIT MISTAKE => LOG_WARNING
With syslog, people tend not to include the REASON of the message in the logs, because that is already used to determine the destination of the message.
-Option --Defined in --Default accept Log::Report::Dispatcher depend on mode charset Log::Report::Dispatcher <undef> facility 'user' flags 'pid,nowait' format_reason Log::Report::Dispatcher 'IGNORE' identity <basename $0> locale Log::Report::Dispatcher <system locale> logsocket undef mode Log::Report::Dispatcher 'NORMAL' to_prio 
The possible values for this depend (a little) on the system. POSIX only defines 'user' and 'local0' upto 'local7'.
Any combination of flags as defined by Sys::Syslog, for instance
If specified, the log socket type will be initialized to this before openlog is called. If not specified, the system default is used.
Returns a level which is understood by syslog(3), based on a translation table. This can be changed with new(to_prio).
This module is part of Log-Report distribution version 0.99, built on October 03, 2012. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/log-report/
Copyrights 2007-2012 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html