The post outlines steps to create a Property-Based Filter to Discard( suppress ) a particular message or redirect program messages to a particular log file.
The syntax to write a Property-Based Filter is as shown below:
:[Available Properties], [compare-operations], [customized expression] [path/log file]
The Discard Action (~)
If the discard action is carried out, the received message is immediately discarded. Discard is just the single tilde character with no further parameters.
*.* ~ # discards everything.
You need to restart the rsyslog service after updating the rsyslog.conf
# service rsyslog restart # CentOS/RHEL 6 # systemctl restart rsyslog # CentOS/RHEL 7