Bug 48164

Summary: add new parameters to rotatelogs
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: Zhang <zhanglu9>
Component: supportAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Severity: enhancement CC: adrian.fita
Priority: P2 Keywords: MassUpdate
Version: 2.2.14   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Attachments: patch to add -N <n> parameter to allow rotatelogs uses a fixed current log file name

Description Zhang 2009-11-09 12:56:37 UTC
Created attachment 24509 [details]
patch to add -N <n> parameter to allow rotatelogs uses a fixed current log file name

We need to parse the access_log to collect metrics, with rotatelogs, the
current log file name always changes when the rotate happens which makes
parsing program difficult to determine what the current log file is.
Attached patch will add a new parameter -N <n> which will use the base name
only to create the new log file. When the rotate condition is met (either by
size or time), and -N <n> was specified, rotatelogs will move (rename) the old
logs to basename.n, basename.n-1.... and create a new file (not append) using
the base name. Total n history log files will be kept.
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:08 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

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