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Logsend

Section: The Log Sender (1)
Updated: April 2007
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NAME

logsend - daemon for e-mail notification of log file changes  

SYNOPSIS

logsend <OPTION>  

DESCRIPTION

The main goal of logsend is to provide an easy way of receiving e-mail notifications about the changes to the system's (log) files, which makes it suitable for watching mainly the server activity.

Logsend acts like a daemon; it watches the specified files and mails the changes (additions) to your e-mail address. It can search for a pattern in the new added lines and send only those that match. It uses either the inotify kernel subsystem or the tail backend for the systems which don't support inotify (eg. the 2.4 linux kernels, or the non-linux ones).

Since logsend can watch any text file, it can be used in association with other (security) tools, such as Snort, if their output is redirected to a file. Log rotation is fully supported.

Logsend comes with a dialog-based configuration tool, but configuring by hand is also possible and straightforward. It also comes with a live file monitor, allowing users to watch the changes in real time. Any user can run an instance of logsend if the files to watch are readable.

 

OPTIONS

start, stop, restart, status

Use them to control the logsend daemon.
config

Brings up the dialog based configuration tool. Use it both for configuring logsend and for live file monitoring.
-V, --version

Show version information.
-h, --help

Show usage.
When no OPTION is given, logsend prints the usage information.
 

BUGS

Logsend is written in bash and forks subshells for its actions; the more files it watches, the more subshells will be forked. This might be a problem on systems with very restrictive process limits, when is not running as the root user.  

HOMEPAGE

http://logsend.sourceforge.net  

AUTHOR

Daniel Butzu <orveldv at users dot sourceforge dot net>


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
BUGS
HOMEPAGE
AUTHOR

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