Apache HTTP Server Version 2.0

Manual Page: rotatelogs

     rotatelogs - rotate Apache logs without having to  kill  the

     rotatelogs logfile rotationtime [offset]

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

     CustomLog "|bin/rotatelogs /var/logs/logfile 86400" common

     This creates the files /var/logs/logfile.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 rota-
     tion time (here after 24 hours) a new log is started.

          The path plus basename  of  the  logfile.   If  logfile
          includes  any  Otherwise,  the  suffix  .nnnnnnnnnn  is
          automatically added and is the time in  seconds.   Both
          formats  compute  the  start time from the beginning of
          the current period.

          The rotation time in seconds.

          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.

     The following logfile format string substitutions should  be
     supported   by  all  strftime(3)  implementations,  see  the
     strftime(3) man page for library-specific extensions.

     %A   full weekday name (localized)

     %a   3-character weekday name (localized)

     %B   full month name (localized)

     %b   3-character month name (localized)

     %c   date and time (localized)

     %d   2-digit day of month

     %H   2-digit hour (24 hour clock)

     %I   2-digit hour (12 hour clock)

     %j   3-digit day of year

     %M   2-digit minute

     %m   2-digit month

     %p   am/pm of 12 hour clock (localized)

     %S   2-digit second

     %U   2-digit week of year (Sunday first day of week)

     %W   2-digit week of year (Monday first day of week)

     %w   1-digit weekday (Sunday first day of week)

     %X   time (localized)

     %x   date (localized)

     %Y   4-digit year

     %y   2-digit year

     %Z   time zone name

     %%   literal `%'


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