[Logwatch] Logwatch on central syslog server

MattJoy mjoyce at jnjconsulting.co.uk
Thu Jul 31 08:38:22 MST 2008

I can definitely get a Python wrapper that handles the logdir - thanks, will
try that. Will report back.

Mike Tremaine wrote:
> MattJoy wrote:
>> Has anyone configured a central instance of logwatch to process log files
>> in
>> a similar custom structure and filename convention and can they share how
>> they did it?
> The other way which is a little tighter is to use a short wrapper 
> written in bash or perl or whatever you like that will format up the 
> path to the logfile and feed it to the commandline logwatch call.
> So the key here is the --logdir flag. If you can pass --logdir 
> "/logs/*/2008/07/28/" and the stick *.secure.authpriv.log in the logfile 
> conf for secure.conf it should work.
> Hope that helps.
> -Mike
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