Re: Controlling Cron Logging

From: Bob K (
Date: 01/28/02

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 10:27:45 -0500
From: Bob K <>
To: Martin McCormick <>

On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 09:20:35AM -0600, Martin McCormick wrote:
> I have a syslog file which is set up to log as follows:
> *.info;;mail.warning /var/log/syslog
> That appears to work well. Now, I wanted to refine
> things a bit and not see cron logging there so I uncommented the
> line in /etc/syslog.conf which now looks like:
> cron.* /var/log/cron
> That now sends the cron messages to the file
> /var/log/cron like it should. Is there any way I can cause the
> cron messages to stop going to syslog while leaving it wide open
> for anything but cron?

Changing this line:

> *.info;;mail.warning /var/log/syslog

so it looks like this:

> *.info;;mail.warning;cron.none /var/log/syslog

should, in theory, have the effect you seek.

Bob <> | Please don't feed the sock puppet.
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