7.15. pipe: Sending messages to named pipes

The pipe() driver sends messages to a named pipe like /dev/xconsole.

The pipe driver has a single required parameter, specifying the filename of the pipe to open. The filename can include macros. For the list of available optional parameters, see Section 7.15.1, pipe() destination options.



Starting with syslog-ng OSE 3.0.2, pipes are created automatically. In earlier versions, you had to create the pipe using the mkfifo(1) command.

Example 7.31. Using the pipe() driver
destination d_pipe { pipe("/dev/xconsole"); };