On 06/05/2012 09:30 AM, James B. Byrne wrote: > In dealing with an unrelated issue I came across this in rsyslog.conf. > mail.* -/var/log/maillog > Why is there a "-" before /var/log/maillog? man syslog.conf You may prefix each entry with the minus ‘‘-’’ sign to omit syncing the file after every logging. Note that you might lose information if the system crashes right behind a write attempt. Nevertheless this might give you back some performance, especially if you run programs that use logging in a very verbose manner.