access log time format

Constantine A. Murenin cnst++ at
Wed May 15 16:10:04 UTC 2013

Yes, it is possible.

See, or, more specifically, $time_iso8601


On 15 May 2013 10:04, Casey Scott <casey at> wrote:
> 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.
> Casey

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