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rotatelogs

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: March 2001
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NAME

rotatelogs - rotate Apache logs without having to kill the server  

SYNOPSIS

rotatelogs logfile rotationtime [offset]

 

DESCRIPTION

rotatelogs is a simple program for use in conjunction with Apache's piped logfile feature which can be used like this:


   TransferLog "| rotatelogs /path/to/logs/access.log 86400"

This creates the files /path/to/logs/access.log.nnnn where nnnn is the system time at which the log nominally starts (this time will always be a multiple of the rotation time, so you can synchronize cron scripts with it). At the end of each rotation time (here after 24 hours) a new log is started.  

OPTIONS

logfile
The path plus basename of the logfile. If logfile includes any % characters, it is treated as a format string for strftime(3). Otherwise, the suffix .nnnn is automatically added and is the time at which the logfile was created.
rotationtime
The rotation time in seconds.
offset
The number of minutes offset from UTC. If omitted, zero is assumed and UTC is used. For example, to use local time in the zone UTC -5 hours, specify a value of -300 for this argument.
 

SEE ALSO

apache(8)


 

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