Nginx creating a huge "off" file

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Sun Jan 3 03:07:09 MSK 2010


On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 12:40:22PM -0500, travisbell wrote:

> Hey guys,
> I couldn't find much about this in the docs or Google, could just be due to its name... anyways, in the root nginx dir, nginx creates this "off" file. It slowly gets huge and ended up eating all the disk space on my drive.
> 1) Is there any documentation as to what this file is?
> 2) Can I control how big it gets?
> 3) What's it for?

Guess you wrote something like

   error_log off;

assuming it would switch off error_log.  Obviously this assumption 
is wrong.

Maxim Dounin

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