Cookie information in log file

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Thu Jun 19 13:20:49 MSD 2008


On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 10:05:50AM +0200, Sebastian Geib wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Hopefully someone here can help me with an issue I am currently facing  
> regarding logging in nginx.
> We have a customer who uses Google Urchin, the commercial version of  
> Google analytics. This tracker needs the cookie information in the last  
> field of any given line in the log file. Apparently Apache is able to  
> put that information in there from what the Google Urchin help pages  
> say:  
> At the moment I am using the following log format for our nginx servers:
>   log_format main
>     '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] '
>     '"$request" $status $body_bytes_sent '
>     '"$http_referer" "$http_user_agent" '
>     '"$http_x_forwarded_for"';
> In the wiki on codemongers I couldn't find something regarding this  
> cookie information and also Google wasn't very helpful.
> Is there something like $http_cookie which I could simply append to my  
> current log format that would bring the same functionality as the log  
> format Google describes for Apache?

All http headers have their $http_* counterparts, and $http_cookie is 
here too.

Maxim Dounin

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