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I have a problem with syslog-ng. I want to make syslog-ng to format the logs like below:

template("$YEAR-$MONTH-$DAY\\011$HOUR:$MIN:$SEC\\011$HOST\\011$MSGHDR$MSGONLY\n")

But it logs without the "\". Just "011". Example:

Expected: 2012-11-28\\01116:33:51\\011host_name\\011app_name[26250]: message

Happened: 2012-11-2801116:33:51011host_name011app_name[26250]: message

Edit: I tried template_escape() and flags() methods, but no luck. Any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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What happens if you insert two (e.g '\\') ? –  cstamas Nov 30 '12 at 8:13
    
I'm sorry, I edited the post, there should be two '\'s ;) –  mtndesign Nov 30 '12 at 9:29

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Take a look at the template_escape() option.

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I tried it, but unfortunately no luck. –  mtndesign Nov 30 '12 at 9:30

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