[Logwatch] Including output of an executable (not logfile)

Norman Elton normelton at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 13:26:32 MST 2007

Perfect, thanks for the pointer.

Is there a naming convention for "zz-" to be scripts that don't pull
from a logfile?


On 9/24/07, Tom Metro <tmetro+logwatch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Norman Elton wrote:
> > Is there a good way to include the output of an executable rather than
> > a logfile?
> Yes. You write a custom service filter that invokes the executable and,
> if necessary, reformats the output.
> Take a look at the disk space service filer for an example of a filter
> that wraps the df command.
>   -Tom
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