Provide access to the Native syslog facility on Unix-like systems for Perl 6
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Provide access to the Native syslog facility on Unix-like systems for Perl 6

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This provides a simple, perhaps naive,interface to the POSIX syslog facility found on most Unix-like systems.

It should be enough to get you started with simple logging to your system's log files, though exactly what files those might be and how they are logged is a function of the system configuration and the exact logging software that is being used.

This does not provide logging to a remote syslog server, nor does it provide syslog style logging to platforms that do not provide a ''syslog()'' function in their standard runtime library.


Currently there is no dedicated test to determine whether your platform is supported, the unit tests will simply fail horribly.

Assuming you have a working Rakudo Perl6 installation you should be able to install this with zef :

# From the source directory

zef install .

# Remove installation

zef install Log::Syslog::Native

Other install mechanisms may be become available in the future.


Suggestions/patches are welcomed via github at:

I'm not able to test on a wide variety of platforms so any help there would be appreciated.

Things that I know don't work as of the current release are:

* The built in sprintf is emulated because no varargs in NativeCall yet 

Help with these is explicitly invited.


This is free software.

Please see the LICENCE file in the distribution.

© Jonathan Stowe 2015, 2016, 2017