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Perl parse syslog

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I am trying to write a Perl log that will parse the syslog in Linux (/var/log/messages) and log the critical messages only.

In Windows the event viewer simply catagorises messages into information, warning or error but I can't see anything like this in /var/log/messages

Can someone please tell me what I need to filter out these messages or if there is a module that will do this. If it matters the OSes are SuSE and Ubuntu.
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check the logwatch package..it will do that for you
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Not related to perl, but you may also want to edit your /etc/syslog.conf and specify which messages go to /var/log/messages and which go to other location.
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If you need to write something custom (it sounds like the logwatch will do what you need), you could use the Parse::Syslog module:
    http://search.cpan.org/~dschwei/Parse-Syslog-1.10/lib/Parse/Syslog.pm
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Thanks for all the comments.

dda, thanks for that. Not useful for this problem but something generally useful to know!
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Thanks a lot for the help.
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