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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: Patch: Logfile extension
Date Wed, 12 Apr 1995 03:45:22 GMT
On Tue, 11 Apr 1995, Achim Jung wrote:
> I just tried out your new apache and it works fine!
> Nevertheless I want to contribute this little patch
> which enables to configure a logfile extension, i.e.
> for each month or day or ...
> Example: (What I am using)
> httpd.conf:	TransferLogExt -%y%m%d
> This makes a logfile named "access_log-950411", each for one day ...
> I hope you`ll find it useful and add it to the next release!

I think most of us agreed (which talking about log file functionality and 
such) that we could go overboard in putting special log file features 
into the server, but we'd never be able to do everything everyone could 
want to do, and it could slow down performance - a much better 
alternative is to simply use other programs to manage the log file 
archiving and such.  For example, the functionality you describe above 
could be done using a 4-line perl script thrown into a crontab.  It could 
behoove us to include some example scripts like this in the /utils 
directory - or maybe a /contrib directory?  Hmm....



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