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From Derek Smith <de...@motortrak.com>
Subject general/4799: Errors logged are in a different format to NCSA and we would like to change it
Date Fri, 30 Jul 1999 11:04:09 GMT

>Number:         4799
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       Errors logged are in a different format to NCSA and we would like to change
it
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 30 04:10:01 PDT 1999
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     derek@motortrak.com
>Organization:
apache
>Release:        1.3.6
>Environment:
Solaris 2.6 sparc and i386 versions
GNU compiler
>Description:
The format of the error_log for Apache 1.3.6 on Solaris is similar to a syslog 
entry, but we would like to use the format that NCSA used.  I thought it would 
be possible to use LogFormat and CustomLog, but of course they log all requests 
and it is not possible to get it to exclude a whole entry, just certain 
variables (which will print a hyphen if they have no value!)

I know this is minor, but it will help if I can achieve this as I would like to, 
for example, add a referring file entry if a 404.
>How-To-Repeat:
Look at NCSA default logfile format.
>Fix:
If you could make the CustomLog directive log only on certain error conditions 
you could create your own error_log format and write a seperate style of 
LogFormat line for every status(or the ones you want to log/monitor)
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