I'm writing some parsing logic for syslog-ng messages and am noticing that for many of the commands syslog-ng prepends a
<[0-9]+> string to most of my messages.
Here is an example from me running
<85>Aug 2 09:42:09 sholsapp-ld sudo: sholsapp : TTY=pts/28 ; PWD=/home/sholsapp ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/ls
What is the meaning/significance of the