by default does nginx just use a single log file?
xmirya at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 21:42:50 UTC 2012
Nginx doesn't include periodic log rotation functionality, the only thing
included is reopening the log files on USR1 signal, so one may rename the
current log file and then kill -USR1 `cat /var/run/nginx.pid` for nginx to
create a new log (see http://wiki.nginx.org/LogRotation ). External tools
may be used to do the actual period rotation, like in Linuxish world it's
normally done by logrotate (
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/man8/logrotate.8.html ) - in
recent Ubuntu versions it's already set up to rotate default nginx log
2012/12/14 S Ahmed <sahmed1020 at gmail.com>
> only on a full moon, excluding leap years. thank you and when can I
> expect this feature? :)
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Francis Daly <francis at daoine.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 03:00:53PM -0500, S Ahmed wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> > By default does nginx just keep appending to the same log file? (for
>> > access and error log files)
>> Yes. (Although the access log file name can include per-request
>> > Is there a reason why there is no built in way of having it create a new
>> > file per day/hour or something? I guess the idea is to keep the feature
>> > set very lean?
>> Would you like it per day or per hour? Or every 4 MB, or every 1 million
>> lines? (Or every second Tuesday unless the moon is full?) There are too
>> many possibly-useful rules for anything built-in to satisfy everybody.
>> So nginx allows you to choose whatever combination of circumstances you
>> want, outside of nginx, and then provides a well-defined way for you to
>> induce a log file rotation.
>> That's my understanding, anyway.
>> Francis Daly francis at daoine.org
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