newsyslog and apache

Tim Aslat tim at
Thu Apr 22 20:06:09 PDT 2004

In the immortal words of "Noah" <admin2 at>...
> this advice does not give me many warm fuzzies - the website appears
> to be down.  any other util recommendations that rotate hundreds of
> apache logs files really well.  newsyslog is not meeting our
> requirements at the moment.

Have you tried using the internal rotation code in apache?

this excerpt from "man rotatelogs" should provide more information
       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.

Logging is internal to apache, and doesn't require apache to be

Hope this helps



Tim Aslat <tim at>
Spyderweb Consulting
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