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Currently Fedora uses RSYSLOG_TraditionalFileFormat as a default format for timestamps in its logs. There is missing year and timezone. This proposal aims to change this by adopting ISO 8601 and RFC 3339 compliant timestamp format known as RSYSLOG_FileFormat instead of current RSYSLOG_TraditionalFileFormat.


Current status

Detailed Description

Currently Fedora, RHEL and CentOS use RSYSLOG_TraditionalFileFormat for

In files like /var/log/messages, /var/log/cron and /var/log/secure, format known as at is used for timestamps:

Mar 3 20:01:36

This format has few disadvantages

1. Does not include year which sometimes may be needed, mostly when doing long term analysis or some investigation.

2. Does not include timezone which may be important piece when working with system scattered around the globe.

3. It is not standard format. Standards are ISO 8601 and more strict RFC 3339

I would propose to change this to defaults to standard format with timezone included.

Benefit to Fedora


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  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

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How To Test

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User Experience

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Contingency Plan

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