Options of date-parser() parsers

The date-parser() parser has the following options.



Description: Specifies the format how AxoSyslog should parse the date. You can use the following format elements:

   %%      PERCENT
    %a      day of the week, abbreviated
    %A      day of the week
    %b      month abbr
    %B      month
    %c      MM/DD/YY HH:MM:SS
    %C      ctime format: Sat Nov 19 21:05:57 1994
    %d      numeric day of the month, with leading zeros (eg 01..31)
    %e      like %d, but a leading zero is replaced by a space (eg  1..31)
    %f      microseconds, leading 0's, extra digits are silently discarded
    %D      MM/DD/YY
    %G      GPS week number (weeks since January 6, 1980)
    %h      month, abbreviated
    %H      hour, 24 hour clock, leading 0's)
    %I      hour, 12 hour clock, leading 0's)
    %j      day of the year
    %k      hour
    %l      hour, 12 hour clock
    %L      month number, starting with 1
    %m      month number, starting with 01
    %M      minute, leading 0's
    %n      NEWLINE
    %o      ornate day of month -- "1st", "2nd", "25th", etc.
    %p      AM or PM
    %P      am or pm (Yes %p and %P are backwards :)
    %q      Quarter number, starting with 1
    %r      time format: 09:05:57 PM
    %R      time format: 21:05
    %s      seconds since the Epoch, UCT
    %S      seconds, leading 0's
    %t      TAB
    %T      time format: 21:05:57
    %U      week number, Sunday as first day of week
    %w      day of the week, numerically, Sunday == 0
    %W      week number, Monday as first day of week
    %x      date format: 11/19/94
    %X      time format: 21:05:57
    %y      year (2 digits)
    %Y      year (4 digits)
    %Z      timezone in ascii format (for example, PST), or in format -/+0000
    %z      timezone in ascii format (for example, PST), or in format -/+0000  (Required element)

For example, for the date 01/Jan/2016:13:05:05 PST use the following format string: format("%d/%b/%Y:%H:%M:%S %Z")

In AxoSyslog version 3.23 and later, you can specify a comma-separated list of formats to parse multiple date formats with a single parser. For example:

        "%F %T,%f",
        "%F %T"



Description: The macro that contains the part of the message that the parser will process. It can also be a macro created by a previous parser of the log path. By default, the parser processes the entire message (${MESSAGE}).


Default:empty string

guess-timezone: Attempt to guess the timezone of the message if this information is not available in the message. Works when the incoming message stream is close to real time, and the timezone information is missing from the timestamp. For example:



Synopsis:stamp or recvd

Description: Determines if the parsed date values are treated as sent or received date. If you use time-stamp(stamp), AxoSyslog adds the parsed date to the S_ macros (corresponding to the sent date). If you use time-stamp(recvd), AxoSyslog adds the parsed date to the R_ macros (corresponding to the received date).



Description: If this option is set, AxoSyslog assumes that the parsed timestamp refers to the specified timezone. The timezone set in the time-zone() option overrides any timezone information parsed from the timestamp.

The timezone can be specified by using the name, for example, time-zone("Europe/Budapest")), or as the timezone offset in +/-HH:MM format, for example, +01:00). On Linux and UNIX platforms, the valid timezone names are listed under the /usr/share/zoneinfo directory.



Available in AxoSyslog 4.1 and later.

Description: Instruct date-parser() to store the resulting timestamp in a name-value pair specified in value(), instead of changing the timestamp value of the LogMessage.

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