Type: global configuration directive
The $FileCreateMode directive allows to specify the creation mode with which rsyslogd creates new files. If not specified, the value 0644 is used (which retains backward-compatibility with earlier releases). The value given must always be a 4-digit octal number, with the initial digit being zero.
Please note that the actual permission depend on rsyslogd’s process umask. If in doubt, use “$umask 0000” right at the beginning of the configuration file to remove any restrictions.
$FileCreateMode may be specified multiple times. If so, it specifies the creation mode for all selector lines that follow until the next $FileCreateMode directive. Order of lines is vitally important.
This sample lets rsyslog create files with read and write access only for the users it runs under.
The following sample is deemed to be a complete rsyslog.conf:
$umask 0000 # make sure nothing interferes with the following definitions *.* /var/log/file-with-0644-default $FileCreateMode 0600 *.* /var/log/file-with-0600 $FileCreateMode 0644 *.* /var/log/file-with-0644
As you can see, open modes depend on position in the config file. Note the first line, which is created with the hardcoded default creation mode.
This documentation is part of the rsyslog project. Copyright © 2007 by Rainer Gerhards and Adiscon. Released under the GNU GPL version 3 or higher.