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From "Bennett, Tony" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Rotating logs
Date Fri, 12 Nov 2010 15:40:22 GMT

Is "/Apache22/bin/rotatelogs" to full path to "rotatelogs" ...???
Is "/Apache22/logs" the full path to Apache's "logs" directory ...???

What version of Apache are you using????

Please show the context in your httpd.conf in which you specified rotatelog.

The example I provided was lifted from our httpd.conf (we are running V 2.2.10 in production).
If you need a "greater" context, I can provide it for you.

As an FYI, here is a link to the Apache2.2 documentation of TransferLog (which is what we


From: Patrick McCambridge [] 
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 7:05 AM
Subject: RE: [users@httpd] Rotating logs

Hi Tony, finally had a chance to test this.  All I did was change the directory to reflect
my actual directory, and I am getting this message (did some tweaking but can't get around
piped log program ' /Apache22/bin/rotatelogs -l -f /Apache22/logs/apache_access_log.%m-%d-%y-%I:%M:%S
86400' failed unexpectedly
Could not open log file '/Apache22/logs/apache_access_log.11-12-10-12:00:00' (The filename,
directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.  )

>>> "Bennett, Tony" <> 11/5/2010 6:17 PM >>>
TransferLog "| /usr/local/apache/bin/rotatelogs -l -f /var/adm/syslog/apache_access_log.%m-%d-%y-%I:%M:%S

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