[PATCH] Variable $time_short.

Gena Makhomed gmm at csdoc.com
Thu May 27 18:48:41 UTC 2021

On 27.05.2021 20:25, Maxim Dounin wrote:

>> Variable $time_short.
>> Variable $time_short in form "1970/09/28 12:00:00".
>> Added to ngx_http_core_module, ngx_http_log_module,
>> and ngx_stream_core_module.

> You may want to be more specific about expected use cases, and why
> existing time variables are not enough.

Main purpose of variable $time_short is usage for logging, access.log.

Existing variables $time_iso8601 and $time_local has bad readability,
because these variables contains timezone after seconds and it has
no space between date and time fields.

Compare readability:

27/May/2021:21:19:12 +0300
27/May/2021:21:19:18 +0300
27/May/2021:21:19:25 +0300
27/May/2021:21:19:32 +0300
27/May/2021:21:19:43 +0300


2021/05/27 21:19:12
2021/05/27 21:19:18
2021/05/27 21:19:25
2021/05/27 21:19:32
2021/05/27 21:19:43

But only proposed variable $time_short has excellent readability,
also this variable is very short, and contains no visual garbage.

If name $time_short is not very good - I can rewrite
my patch and rename it to just $time variable name.


log_format standalone '$time_short\t$geoip_country_code\t$remote_addr'

Best regards,

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