I currently have syslog.conf like so to send INFO logs to /var/log/messages

*.info;mail.none;authpriv.none; /var/log/messages;

I have an application that uses python libraries LOG_USER facility to log Python Ref doc, but these logs are not getting sent to /var/log/messages

I would like to update my syslog.conf file to my config file (line above) to include LOG_USER messages. From what I can see LOG_USER maps to syslog user-level messages syslog ref but I cannot figure out what I need to add ot my conf file.

Any direction appreciated

1 Answer 1


Use this:

*.info;user.*;mail.none;authpriv.none; /var/log/messages;

I added "user.*" part, which causes syslog daemon to accept LOG_USER messages.


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