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From Norman Peelman <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: Apache 2.2, rotatelogs.exe, and Windows
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2007 10:25:20 GMT
Sander Temme wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2007, at 8:30 AM, Mark A. Craig wrote:
>> Nothing?  No one has ever used rotatelogs.exe?  Well, surely all you 
>> pros out there are rotating your companies' logs somehow... what and 
>> how are you doing it, and is it something I can use?
> Rotatelogs should once again be usable as of 2.2.7.  Before, the 
> brokenness lay in the fact that it would leak stale rotatelogs.exe 
> processes and cmd.exe shells upon server stop, start, restart or child 
> process recycling (like crashes).  Your config file problem is likely 
> just that: a config file problem.  Your config files should be ASCII, 
> and there should be no need to edit them with anything more 
> sophisticated than Notepad.
> I have the following invocation of rotatelogs commented out in one of 
> my configurations:
> CustomLog "|d:/httpd-2.2.3-ssl/bin/rotatelogs.exe 
> d:/cedserver/logs/access-%Y-%m-%d.log 86400 -420" common
> Note 1) forward slashes 2) no spaces in the paths (perhaps you can do 
> that with careful quoting but I didn't have the patience" 3) 24 * 60 * 
> 60 == 86400 seconds in a day (not a week like another respondent seems 
> to think) and -420 is 7 timezones west of GMT, your mileage may vary.

Yes, that was a typo on my part... was waiting for someone to notice. :)


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