Setting up remote logging to papertrail using chef01 Jan 2014
One of the options to send logs to papertrail on a unix system is to use the syslog. When using chef for provisioning, the following ruby code will modify the syslog configuration file but only if it was not already modified before:
PORT = 12345 # make sure to replace with your account's port execute "echo \"*.* @logs.papertrailapp.com:PORT\" >> /etc/rsyslog.conf" do not_if "grep -q papertrail /etc/rsyslog.conf" end execute "/etc/init.d/rsyslog restart"
or if you're using bash scripts for provisioning:
if grep -q papertrail /etc/rsyslog.conf; then echo "papertrail already installed" else echo "installing papertrail" echo "*.* @logs.papertrailapp.com:12170" | sudo tee -a /etc/rsyslog.conf fi
to quickly test the logging by writing to the log:
logger testing connection