XML based format

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An XML-based format has the advantage of being "out of the box" somewhat compliant to http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4741.txt, the netconf configuration protocol.

However, I consider it ugly and hard to work with - but the advantage of following standards-track movements is definitely there. Also, the format is easy to parse for rsyslog.

Here is a dummy example, which I will extend soon:

       <config xmlns:xc="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:base:1.0">
          <top xmlns="http://example.com/schema/1.2/config">
            <filter id="filterErr">
              <condition>%severity < "debug" and 
                         lower(substr(%msg, 5, 3)) <> "err"</condition>
            </filter>
            <rule id="rule1">
               <filter name="filterErr" />
               <action name="action1" />
               <action>
                  <type>filewrite</type>
                  <file>/var/log/messages.log</file>
               </action>
            </rule>
            <ruleset id="rs1">
                <source>udplistener</source>
                <rule name="rule1" />
            </ruleset>
          </top>
        </config>


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