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7.18.1. pseudofile() destination options

The pseudofile() destination has the following options:

file()

Type: filename with path
Default:  

Description: The file to write messages to, including the path.

template()

Type: string
Default: A format conforming to the default logfile format.

Description: Specifies a template defining the logformat to be used in the destination. Macros are described in Section 11.1.5, Macros of syslog-ng OSE. Please note that for network destinations it might not be appropriate to change the template as it changes the on-wire format of the syslog protocol which might not be tolerated by stock syslog receivers (like syslogd or syslog-ng itself). For network destinations make sure the receiver can cope with the custom format defined.