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6.10.1. pacct() options

The pacct() driver has the following options:

file()

Type: filename with path
Default: /var/log/account/pacct

Description: The file where the process accounting logs are stored — syslog-ng OSE reads accounting messages from this file.

follow-freq()

Type: number
Default: 1

Description: Indicates that the source should be checked periodically. This is useful for files which always indicate readability, even though no new lines were appended. If this value is higher than zero, syslog-ng will not attempt to use poll() on the file, but checks whether the file changed every time the follow-freq() interval (in seconds) has elapsed. Floating-point numbers (for example 1.5) can be used as well.