Welcome to rsyslog

Rsyslog is an enhanced syslogd suitable both for small systems as well as large enterprises.

This page provide a few quick pointers which hopefully make your experience with rsyslog a pleasant one. These are

In general, rsyslog supports plain old syslog.conf format, except that the config file is now called rsyslog.conf. This should help you get started quickly. To do the really cool things, though, you need to learn a bit about its new features. The man pages offer a bare minimum of information (and are still quite long). Read the html documentation instead. When you change the configuration, remember to restart rsyslogd, because otherwise it will not use your new settings (and you'll end up totally puzzled why this great config of yours does not even work a bit...;))