access log time format

Casey Scott casey at
Wed May 15 17:04:43 UTC 2013

Is it possible to format the time Nginx uses in access.log to match this?
"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S" or 2013-05-14 15:40:21
My goal is to have Nginx access logs match the time format of the rest of our
environment so that monitoring tools/dashboards/etc. can adopt Nginx's
access logs. From what I've read, it doesn't seem to be possible, but the
posts I've seen are pretty old.

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