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 'utf8' facility 'user' flags 'pid,nowait' format_reason Log::Report::Dispatcher 'IGNORE' identity <basename $0> include_domain <false> locale Log::Report::Dispatcher <system locale> logsocket undef mode Log::Report::Dispatcher 'NORMAL' to_prio 
Translate the text-strings into the specified charset, otherwise the sysadmin may get unreadable text.
The possible values for this depend (a little) on the system. POSIX only defines
Any combination of flags as defined by Sys::Syslog, for instance
[1.00] Include the text-domain of the message in each logged message.
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 1.01, built on January 06, 2014. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/log-report/
Copyrights 2007-2014 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