piping access log

Igor Sysoev is at rambler-co.ru
Fri Jun 8 20:31:18 MSD 2007

On Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 05:54:22PM +0200, Rapsey wrote:

> Are there any plans for adding support for logging to a pipe anytime soon?
> I presume this: http://blog.pjkh.com/articles/2007/03/15/nginx-and-cronolog
> is the only way it can be achieved right now and it's pretty ugly.
> My application is connected to nginx through fcgi, it uses X-accel-redirect
> to send a (large) file to a user, and it needs to know exactly when a user
> has finished downloading.

No, I do not plan to add piped logs.
However, you can use named pipe (FIFO).

Also you can use the post_action to track downloading:

    location /xar/ {

        root   ...;
        post_action    /done;

    location = /done {

        fastcgi_pass  ...
        fastcgi_param   URI   $request_uri;

Igor Sysoev

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