Logging

Syslog

The default installation comes with no syslog daemon. However, there are syslog implementations available in the Void repositories.

Socklog

socklog is a syslog implementation from the author of runit(8). Use socklog if you're not sure which syslog implementation to use. To use it, install the socklog-void package, and enable the socklog-unix and nanoklogd services.

The logs are saved in sub-directories of /var/log/socklog/, and svlogtail can be used to help access them conveniently.

The ability to reading logs is limited to root and users who are part of the socklog group.

Other syslog daemons

The Void repositories also include packages for rsyslog and metalog.