2016-12-01 13:09 GMT+01:00 mosto...@gmail.com <mosto...@gmail.com>:
> now, that makes sense! :D
>

Sorry for the initial confusion. That was so obvious to me that I even
didn't think it was worth mentioning. Of course it's not obvious ;-)
But that's also the reason why I say I am not the best person to write
the user doc. I appreciate your help here very much!

Rainer
> Thanks
>
>
> El 01/12/16 a las 13:06, Rainer Gerhards escribió:
>>
>> 2016-12-01 12:55 GMT+01:00 Rainer Gerhards <rgerha...@hq.adiscon.com>:
>>>
>>> 2016-12-01 11:54 GMT+01:00 mosto...@gmail.com <mosto...@gmail.com>:
>>>>>
>>>>> because a syslog message contains tag.
>>>>
>>>> mind-blowing explanation :P
>>>
>>> Well, as the property is already there, why would you like to have a
>>> config parameter for something that by definition will never be
>>> needed?
>>
>> Ahhhh, I think I just understand where we have the misunderstanding:
>>
>> im(p)tcp by definition processes syslog messages
>> imfile by definition processes text file lines (which are NOT syslog
>> messages)
>> so im(p)tcp always has a tag, and hence needs no config parama
>> where imfile by definition does not have a tag and thus needs one
>> configured.
>>
>> Does that help?
>> Rainer
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