Re: Logfile compression

From: Jason Haar <>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 1996 20:33:57 +0100 (BST)

I'd say forget about any one-off hack to do compression. Take a look at
Apache and think of being able to open up the log files as a pipe instead.
That way it's totally up to the local site what they do with their logs.
Apache has an example pipe-program called rotatelogs which automatically
renames large logfiles without needing to restart the server at all. It
gets around heaps of OS incompatibility issues and looks cute too ;-)

[it had better work - I haven't tried it myself *-) ...]

Jason Haar, Unix/Internet Manager
OiT, Oxford. Phone: +44 1865 785051
Received on Fri Aug 09 1996 - 12:36:16 MDT

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