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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: error_log httpd: prefix
Date Thu, 11 Mar 1999 07:29:06 GMT
scripts typically don't start their error lines with [ ... searching for
^\[ has always worked for me.  I'm with marc at the moment -- I'd like to
see the "httpd:" gone...


On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > Hey, so why do we now have a "httpd: " prefix to all the error_log
> > entries?  Seems like a waste of 6 bytes per line. 
> Yuck.  This got snuck in with some other of the messy target changes,
> which I'm still not too fond of since going crazy with changing everything
> everywhere automatically based on such a thing just creates confusion.
> There is an advantage in that it arguably provides a way to more easily
> distinguish Apache lines from lines that scripts spew (although that has
> to be fixed sometime too...) but it is NOT acceptable since it completely
> breaks anything parsing the logs for no good reason.

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