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From CGS <cgsmcml...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Binary logs?
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:26:20 GMT
What's happening if with you tell less to open it anyway?



On 10/27/2011 06:06 PM, Robert Newson wrote:
> Grep has a heuristic to detect text vs. binary by examining the first
> part of the file. I'm curious to know what you have in, say, the first
> 100 bytes.
>
> couch.log is a text file, my guess is you have some strange characters
> in your log that is fooling grep.
>
> B.
>
> On 27 October 2011 16:59, Travis Paul<Tr@vispaul.me>  wrote:
>> If I try grep without the -a flag such as:  *grep "Thu, 27 Oct 2011"
>> couch.log*
>> I get: *Binary file couch.log matches*
>>
>> tail, and head commands work as usual, but if I want to open the file in
>> gedit I have to do something like: *strings couch.log>  couch.log.text*
>>
>> less command complains as well: *"couch.log" may be a binary file.  See it
>> anyway?*
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Robert Newson<rnewson@apache.org>  wrote:
>>
>>> couch.log is a text file with lines like;
>>>
>>> [Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:30:57 GMT] [info] [<0.15397.1>] 127.0.0.1 - - GET
>>> /db1/doc1 200
>>>
>>> What are you seeing in there?
>>>
>>> B.
>>>
>>> On 27 October 2011 16:36, Travis Paul<Tr@vispaul.me>  wrote:
>>>> Any idea why the couchdb logs in /var/log/couchdb are binary files? I
>>> have
>>>> to use *strings* or *grep -a* to do anything with them... just seemed
>>>> unusual.
>>>>
>>>> Also, does anyone have a custom logwatch service for couchdb they would
>>> like
>>>> to share? I'm going to be making one tomorrow if I can't find an existing
>>>> service.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>


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