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Installation apt-get install rsyslog The configuration file is at /etc/rsyslog.conf Basic syntax To define log format. $template <format name> , "<format string>" To filter and select destination. if <filter logic> then <destination>;<format name> For the above, it must be in one line, or with line separator "\". Example : For the properties used in the template format and in the filter, please check out the online manual : http://linux.die.net/man/5/rsyslog.conf My testing : This is the messages directed to the destination specified in the example : Some additional notes. If you are seeing the message trailing by #012, put the below into your configuration file. I do not encounter this in Ubuntu, however, I see this in Debian. $EscapeControlCharactersOnReceive off If you see your log happened to have the messages claimed to be repeated as below image : The default configuration file must have this $R