Custom logging

Ken Murchison ken at
Wed Jan 7 15:14:07 EST 2004

Mark Hellman wrote:

> I would like to process Cyrus logs and do some date arithmetic. But this
> is difficult because Syslog does not log the year, only month and day. And
> changing Syslog date format involves recompiling its source, and risking
> breaking other program that depend on Syslog's default date format.
> One solution would be Cyrus to append a timestamp to every entry it sends
> to syslog. This timestamp would be in UNIX time.
> What parts of Cyrus source must I change to achieve this?

Cyrus doesn't use any abstraction layer to call syslog(), so you either 
need to change every syslog() call in the source, or write something 
like a SYSLOG() macro which does the timestamp append and calls syslog.

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