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From "Mark A. Craig" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.2, rotatelogs.exe, and Windows
Date Sun, 16 Sep 2007 06:55:27 GMT
Nope, I excluded that as a possible cause pretty quickly.  I don't know why, but 
it's something about the actual inclusion of the piped commands to rotatelogs 
that actually causes the false error about nonexistent Unicode characters.  If I 
uncomment them, I get the error... if I comment them out, I don't.

Now you know why I'm asking for help with this.  What exactly about my syntax 
(see previous post with sample) is so broken that it could cause such a non 
sequitur error?


-------- Original Message  --------
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.2, rotatelogs.exe, and Windows
From: Vincent Bray <>
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2007 08:47:21 AM

> On 14/09/2007, Mark A. Craig <> wrote:
>> I want to use rotatelogs.exe to archive my logs with Apache 2.2 running
>> in Windows 2000.  WHen I try to configure it the server fails to start
>> and bitches about Unicode characters on line 1 of httpd.conf that aren't
>> actually there.  I've read the docs repeatedly, but it's not entirely
>> explicit about how to implement it, esp. under Windows.
> Sounds like a BOM issue. Try either saving the config file with a
> non-unicode encoding, or otherwise disable BOMs in your editor. Apache
> is not able to deal with byte order marks in config files as far as i
> know.

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