man Log::Agent::Driver::Syslog () - syslog logging driver for Log::Agent


Log::Agent::Driver::Syslog - syslog logging driver for Log::Agent


 use Log::Agent;
 require Log::Agent::Driver::Syslog;

 my $driver = Log::Agent::Driver::Syslog->make(
     -prefix     => prefix,
     -facility   => "user",
     -showpid    => 1,
     -socktype   => "unix",
     -logopt     => "ndelay",
 logconfig(-driver => $driver);


The syslog logging driver delegates logxxx() operations to syslog() via the Sys::Syslog(3) interface.

The creation routine make() takes the following switches: Tell syslog() which facility to use (e.g. user, auth, daemon). Unlike the Sys::Syslog(3) interface, the facility is set once and for all: every logging message will use the same facility. If you wish to log something to auth for instance, then do so via Sys::Syslog directly: there is no guarantee that the application will configure its Log::Agent to use syslog anyway! Specifies logging options, under the form of a string containing zero or more of the words ndelay, cons or nowait. The prefix here is syslog's identification string. Set to true to have the PID of the process logged. It is false by default. Specifies the logging socket type to use. The default behaviour is to use Sys:Syslog's default.


All the channels go to syslog(), of course.


Raphael Manfredi <>